Stephen Harfield

MAE, MPH, GCertHlthServR&D, BHlthSc

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Stephen Harfield is a Narungga and Ngarrindjeri man from South Australia. He is a public health researcher, with experience in health services research, sexual health and adolescents and young people’s health and wellbeing. Stephen is currently a Research Fellow within the Aboriginal Sexual Health program. He is working on several projects aiming to reduce the burden of disease caused by sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses.

Prior to his current role Stephen was a Research Fellow with the CREATE program at SAHMRI. CREATE aimed to help close the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians by focusing on knowledge translation to improve the prevention, management and treatment of chronic diseases for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Stephen was involved in several case studies, reviews and led the development of a quality apprisal tool that assesses the quality of research through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lens. 

In 2019, Stephen completed the Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology at the Australian National University. Stephen also has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences (Public Health) from The University of Adelaide (2008), a Graduate Certificate Health Services Research and Development from The University of Wollongong (2012) and a Master of Public Health from Flinders University (2013).

Prior to undertaking a career in research Stephen worked in several policy and project roles with various state departments and commonwealth government agencies. 

Research Interests

Aboriginal health

Indigenous methodologies

Adolescent and young people


Education/Academic qualification

Masters, The Australian National University


Masters, Flinder University

… → 2013

Graduate Certificate, University of Wollongong


Bachelor's Degree, University of Adelaide

… → 2008

External positions

Indigenous Fellow, Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Melbourne

2020 → …

Member Netball SA Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Group

2018 → …

Visiting Research Fellow, School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide

2015 → …


  • Aboriginal health
  • Indigenous Methodology
  • Adolescent health
  • Epidemiology


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