Karla Canuto

Dr, BSpExSc, GradDipIndigHProm, GradCertResMeth, PhD

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Karla is a Torres Strait Islander, an experienced health promotion professional and health researcher. Karla's qualifications include a Bachelor of Sports Science (JCU) and a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (Uni Sydney). Karla’s PhD was awarded by the University of South Australia, conferred in 2013.

Karla currently leads the Capacity Development Platform within Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity at SAHMRI. The Capacity Development Platform aims to strengthen the capacity of all researchers working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research; support the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers to increase Indigenous-led research; and ultimately improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of South Australia

Award Date: 15 Aug 2013

Graduate Diploma, University of Sydney

1 Jul 200630 Jun 2007

Award Date: 30 Jun 2007

Graduate Certificate, University of South Australia

1 Jul 200730 Nov 2007

Graduate Diploma, University of Sydney

… → 30 Jun 2007

Bachelor's Degree, James Cook University

… → 30 Jun 2000

External positions

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, James Cook University

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of Adelaide


  • Indigenous Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Aboriginal Health
  • physical activity


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