Thérèse, more commonly known as TK, has been at Menzies since 2006 and is currently employed in the Child Health Division.
TK has over 15 year's experience working in rural and remote Aboriginal communities in WA and NT as a nurse/midwife and epidemiologist. Her research projects have predominantly been in population and public health areas for neglected tropical diseases (scabies and strongyloidiasis), streptococcal infections, intestinal parasites, child health, disease surveillance and mass drug administrations. She is the principal contact and co-ordinator for the childhood anaemia projects that are being developed whilst maintaining her involvement with skin and parasitic health projects. TK has built strong relationships in East Arnhem and is actively engaged in community consultations for the development and design of new projects and research translation of project results.
TK is a practitioner member of the NT Nursing and Midwifery Board and a NHMRC early career fellow and has contributed to successful grants attracting almost $2 million in project funding and $500 000 in scholarship/fellowship funds.