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Kylie Gwynne has thirty years’ experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of human services for vulnerable Australians. She has held senior leadership roles in service delivery, program development, system reform, research and public policy. Kylie's focus is on the co-design of health care and human services to improve effectiveness, efficiency and outcomes. Her goal is to improve outcomes of Australians through co-design and delivery of culturally safe, timely and relevant services. Since 2012 she has secured $9.5m in funding to co-design, deliver and evaluate services with Aboriginal people including new approaches to oral health, allied health and cardiovascular disease. In 2018 she secured $23.5m for paediatric precision medicine. Kylie holds a Master of Human Services from Griffith University and a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Sydney. She is currently an independent consultant, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and a Senior Lecturer in Health Leadership at Macquarie University.

Education/Academic qualification

Health Sciences, PhD, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Human Services, Masters, Griffith University

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.

2 Feb 20182 Feb 2023

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Research Outputs 2014 2019

Accessibility of primary, specialist, and allied health services for Aboriginal people living in rural and remote communities: protocol for a mixed-methods study

Macniven, R., Hunter, K., Lincoln, M., O'Brien, C., Jeffries, T. L., Shein, G., Saxby, A., Taylor, D., Agius, T., Finlayson, H., Martin, R., Kong, K., Nolan-Isles, D., Tobin, S. & Gwynne, K., 28 Feb 2019, In : JMIR research protocols. 8, 2, p. 1-7 7 p., e11471.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Rural Population
Health Services
Community Health Services
Rural Health Services
New South Wales

A school fluoride varnish program for Aboriginal children in rural New South Wales, Australia

Dimitropoulos, Y., Gwynne, K., Blinkhorn, A. & Holden, A., 8 Jun 2019, In : Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Topical Fluorides
South Australia
New South Wales
Oral Health
Health Promotion

Atrial fibrillation among indigenous populations globally

Poppe, K., Rambaldini, B., Rolleston, A., Løchen, M-L., Stavrakis, S., Einarsson, S. B., Freedman, B. & Gwynne, K., 2019, In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 28, Supplement 2, p. S39-S40 2 p., O02.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearchpeer-review

Customised approaches to vocational education can dramatically improve completion rates of Australian Aboriginal students

Gwynne, K., Rojas, J., Hines, M., Bulkeley, K., Irving, M., McCowen, D. & Lincoln, M., 14 Mar 2019, In : Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Vocational Education
Nursing Students

Enabling Aboriginal dental assistants to apply fluoride varnish for school children in communities with a high Aboriginal population in New South Wales, Australia: a study protocol for a feasibility study

Dimitropoulos, Y., Blinkhorn, A., Irving, M., Skinner, J., Naoum, S., Holden, A., Masoe, A., Rambaldini, B., Christie, V., Spallek, H. & Gwynne, K., 2019, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 5, p. 1-6 6 p., 15.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Topical Fluorides
Dental Assistants
South Australia
New South Wales
Feasibility Studies


Australian Financial Review Inaugural Higher Education Award

Kylie Gwynne (Recipient), Kim Szerdahelyi (Recipient) & Boe Rambaldini (Recipient), 2015



Sax Institute Research Action Award/Prize

Kylie Gwynne (Recipient), 26 Nov 2019

Prize: Other distinction

research facility
action research
public health

The University of Sydney Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Kylie Gwynne (Recipient), Yvonne Dimitropoulos (Recipient), Vita Christie (Recipient) & Jemma Chao (Recipient), 2017



The University of Sydney Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Kylie Gwynne (Recipient), Boe Rambaldini (Recipient), Vita Christie (Recipient), Jemma Chao (Recipient) & Yvonne Dimitropoulos (Recipient), 2019



Press / Media

Vocational Education

Kylie Gwynne


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment