Patricia Cullen is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow in the School of Public Health at UNSW where she co-leads the Child and Adolescent Health theme. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health and at Ngarruwan Ngadju First Peoples Health and Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Wollongong.
Patricia’s work is focussed on improving health pathways for young people. Drawing on methods from social science and implementation science, she is working with key community partners to co-design service innovations that work with and improve the lives of women, young people and families impacted by injury, violence and trauma. Much of her research has been in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including the Driving Change program and First Response project.
As an advocate for preventing family and intimate partner homicide, Patricia has led reviews of homicide cases in Australia to understand trajectories and strengthen responses. Committed to research translation she has co-authored government and NGO-commissioned reports and shared her research in media and social journalism. Her research on driver licensing policy and programs has been influential and saw her awarded the 2017 Research Action Award from the Sax Institute in recognition of research that demonstrates real-world impact.
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Cullen P; Clapham K; Lo S; Rogers K; Hunter K; Treacy R; Porykali B; Keay L; Senserrick T; Ivers R, 2018, 'Communities driving change: Evaluation of an Aboriginal driver licensing programme in Australia', Health Promotion International, vol. 33, pp. 925 - 937.
Cullen P; Vaughan G; Li Z; Price J; Yu D; Sullivan E, 2019, 'Counting Dead Women in Australia: An In-Depth Case Review of Femicide', Journal of Family Violence, vol. 34, pp. 1 - 8.
Cullen P; Clapham K; Hunter K; Treacy R; Ivers R, 2016, 'Challenges to driver licensing participation for Aboriginal people in Australia: A systematic review of the literature', International Journal for Equity in Health, vol. 15.