DR Jennifer Walker

DR Jennifer Walker

Positions

  • Translation of risk in primary care (Cancer risk)

Overview

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  • Dr Walker is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Lead in the Cancer Prevention in Primary Care Research Group in the Department of General Practice. Since 2013 Dr Walker has been involved in developing a colorectal cancer risk prediction tool - CRISP - for use in general practice as part of an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence. Dr Walker's research interests include developing novel interventions to improve clinical practice, including methods for maximising the implementation of new interventions. Dr Walker has extensive research experience in primary care research and the use of technology in primary care in cancer screening and sexual health. Her PhD research produced the first incidence and re-infection data for Chlamydia trachomatis in young women and the first epidemiological data for Mycoplasma genitalium, an emerging sexually transmissible infection in young women. Dr Walker is currently the President of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria and an Honorary at the Rural Health Academic Centre.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Association for Academic Primary Care. Executive member, editor 2013 - 2018
  • Clinical Oncology Scoiety of Australia. Member 2013 - 2018
  • Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4). Member 2013 - 2018
  • Public Health Association of Australia. Member 2012 - 2018
  • Sexual Health Society of Victoria. President 2010 - 2018
  • Australasian Epidemiology Association. Member 2008 - 2016

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2011
  • MPH, University of Melbourne 2007
  • BAppSci(App Biol/Biotech), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1998

Awards and honors

  • Dyason Travelling Fellowship, 2016
  • AAAPC Travelling Fellowship, 2016
  • AAAPC Most Distinguished Paper Award, 2015
  • Head of School Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, 2012

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Walker is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Lead in the Cancer Prevention in Primary Care Research Group in the Department of General Practice. Since 2013 Dr Walker has been involved in developing a colorectal cancer risk prediction tool - CRISP - for use in general practice as part of an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence. Dr Walker's research interests include developing novel interventions to improve clinical practice, including methods for maximising the implementation of new interventions. Dr Walker has extensive research experience in primary care research and the use of technology in primary care in cancer screening and sexual health screening. Her PhD research produced the first incidence and re-infection data for Chlamydia trachomatis in young women and the first epidemiological data for Mycoplasma genitalium, an emerging sexually transmissible infection in young women. Dr Walker is currently the President of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria and an Honorary at the Rural Health Academic Centre.