Karla Jaques is a Research and Evaluation Officer at the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE). She has worked at CHETRE since 2013 and has been involved in a range of research and evaluation. Karla has experience in the areas of Health Impact Assessment, Evaluation, Equity Analysis, Data Collection and Analysis, Education and Capacity Building. Her experience has been across the Communities and Population research stream. Karla’s main research interests are in Health Impact Assessment, health equity, social determinants of health and Indigenous Health. In particular, Karla is part of the decision support HIA team who provide and deliver the HIA action based ‘learning-by-doing’ training.
Karla holds a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of NSW and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wollongong.
Karla enjoys cooking, hiking and travelling in her spare time.
In your opinion, what is the most important factor/system/idea to address in order to advance health equity in Australia?
The need to address the staggering health inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and for this to be achieved through extensive, ongoing, appropriate, meaningful consultation with Indigenous Australians.