Distinguished Professor Jon Adams, Centre Director
Professor Adams is a world-leading public health and health services researcher focused upon self-care, informal health care and traditional, complementary, integrative and indigenous medicine use. Professor Adams’ current research interests include practice-based research network design, implementation/translation science, epidemiology and public health of complementary medicine and self-care relating to a vast range of chronic health problems and their appropriate use amongst vulnerable and underserved communities in Australia and internationally.
Professor David Sibbritt, Deputy Director
Professor Sibbritt is a world-leading researcher in the field of complementary medicine use and practice, with particular reference to women’s health and chronic illness. He has also extensively researched public health, primary health care and health services planning more generally. Throughout his career, Professor Sibbritt has been committed to capacity building early career researchers. To date, he has successfully supervised 30 research higher degree students to completion, including 22 PhD students, 3 Masters, and 5 Honours students. In addition, he has mentored 12 postgraduate researchers/junior academics.
Dr Erica McIntyre, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Erica is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and an Industry Fellow in the Institute of Sustainable Futures. Erica has a background in psychology and health science. Her research interests are in the areas of mental health and wellbeing, health services use, self-care, treatment decision-making (patient and practitioner), and the built environment and health. Erica has experience with a range of research methodologies including qualitative and quantitative research, and transdisciplinary approaches.
Associate Professor Jon Wardle, Research Fellow
Associate Professor Wardle currently holds an NHMRC TRIP Fellowship and is head of the policy, regulatory and legislative stream at ARCCIM. He has clinical background in nursing and naturopathy and has postgraduate training in public health and law. His current research interests include health policy, health law and the interface between complementary medicine and primary health care.
Dr Amie Steel, Senior Research Fellow
Dr Steel currently holding a 5-year Research Fellowship funded by industry and has extensive experience in epidemiology, statistical analyses and mixed-method health research design. Dr Steel’s current research focus includes a diverse area of complementary medicine issues including women’s health, complementary medicine curriculum development and delivery, integration and regulation of complementary medicine, translation and implementation science, and the interface between evidence-based medicine and complementary health care practice.
Dr Wenbo Peng, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Wenbo Peng is an Early Career Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Epidemiology at UTS, and was a university lecturer and registered physician in China. Her research interests are public health and health services research for cardiovascular diseases with expertise in systematic review, epidemiologic study design, and large-scale data analyses. Dr Peng is currently leading a Stroke Foundation funded data linkage project focusing on the health and economic impacts of a healthy lifestyle on recurrent stroke prevention.
Rhiannon Derrig, Administrative Assistant
Rhiannon provides high level project administration, coordination and management for ARCCIM.