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We are in the run for the Midwest Business Execellence Awards to be announed in June!!

  • We Won!! Mid West Business Excellence Awards

    The social and economic value that our student programs bring to our local communitites was recently recognised during this year's Business Awards. The Award is testament of WACRH's innovative and immersive placement, and is a credit to the Centre's Education Team for their passion and creativity.
  • Be part of our Aboriginal Health Working Group

    We are seeking interest from Aboriginal people to be part of our working group. We want to ensure Aboriginal people are empowered partners who contribute to research that meets local and national health priorities and needs. We also hope that the working group will increase research ownership by the Aboriginal community and ensure research findings get to the right people to make a difference. Applications close on the 30th of June. Read More
  • Student Academy and Pharmacy

    High School students from Geraldton recently learned about the importance of Pharmacy within the health care environment. They discovered practical skills relating to compounding medications, glucose suspension and the process involved in making topical creams.
  • Better Heart Health

    Our team, in partnership with UWA and the WA Heart Foundation has recently released one of the most comprehensive reports that aims to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths. Read More
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About Tiew-Hwa

Research Assistant Professor

BSc (Pharm), DipBusAdmin (Singapore)
PostGradDipBusAdmin PostGradDipIntMktg (UK),
MPH (Curtin), PhD (UWA)

P: (08) 9346 2755
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Professional background and research interests

Tiew-Hwa is a clinical epidemiologist, with a strong interest in health economics, currently working as a research fellow. Originally trained as a pharmacist, she made a career change to international business working for multi-national corporations, such as Schering AG, Boston Scientific Inc and Laerdal Medical, with responsibility for the Asia/Far-East region. She resumed her studies, and completed her MPH, and subsequently her PhD at the end of 2010. Her PhD (through The University of Western Australia) was focused on heart failure. Prior to working with CUCRH, she worked as a part-time post-doctoral fellow on the Aus-ROC (Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium) CRE grant.


Her research interests are focused on primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases and its risk factors, health economics, health services research (on chronic diseases) and Aboriginal health.































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Upcoming Events

Starts at: 12:30

Knowledge exchange and research translation, using the Better Aboriginal Heart Health WA project as case study.

Presented by Dr Judy Katzenellenbogen & Emma Haynes

BYO lunch .


Starts at: 14 Jul, 2015 TO 15 Jul, 2015 (all-day)

presented by Kate Rickerby.

Contact for further details.

Starts at: 12:30

Cancer services around Australia for Indigenous Australians and the potential for sharing innovations

Presented by Emma Taylor

BYO lunch .


Starts at: 09:00

Presented by Health Communication Resources:

As part of a Suicide Prevention Awareness project, there will be a series of workshops in Geraldton to develop community service announcements.  These will aim to raise awareness of suicide and mental health, as well as local risk factors such as alcohol and other drugs.  The local material developed will be broadcast through Radio MAMA.  Interested members of the Geraldton community are welcome to attend

Contact to register your attendance

Starts at: 12:30

Using Mobile Health to overcome access barriers for Cardiac Rehabilitation patients living in rural and remote areas .

Presented by Dr Sandy Hamilton

BYO lunch .