Dr Lisa Whop

PhD (Epi), MAppEpi, BAppSc
Associate Professor, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
College of Health & Medicine
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Areas of expertise

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health 111701
  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Health Information Systems (Incl. Surveillance) 111711
  • Preventive Medicine 111716
  • Oncology And Carcinogenesis 1112

Research interests

  • Equity focused research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Record linkage.
  • Cervical cancer prevention.
  • Cancer screening.
  • Vaccination.

Biography

Associate Professor Whop is a Torres Strait Islander NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow and epidemiologist. She is Australia’s leading authority on cervical cancer control in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Her research program focuses on cervical cancer control (screening and vaccination) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. She is Chief investigator on the Centre for Research Excellence on Targeted Approaches To Improve Cancer Services (TACTICS) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians where so co-leads the Prevention and Screening stream and Principle Investigator on an ARC Discovery Indigenous grant focused on understanding the modifiable factors that influence uptake and completion of HPV vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents.  She brings research experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, creating meaning ways of engagement and community empowerment within an Indigenist research approach to direct her program. She has special interests in achieving equity by process and outcomes in epidemiology, vaccine preventable disease and translation of research into policy and practice. 

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