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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

RHDAustralia's new Deputy Director Claire Boardman

We welcome our new Deputy Director Claire Boardman who will be joining us from the Torres Strait where she worked for Queensland Health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait island communities in public health and infection prevention and control across 22 health service sites. 

Claire has a background in surveillance, epidemiology, healthcare economics and database management. Claire worked for seven years for the VICNISS Coordinating Centre in Victoria and has held several positions at Melbourne University and more recently, James Cook and Griffith Universities. In her public health capacity Claire has worked in complex disaster and developing nation settings and has a strong ongoing interest in healthcare economics, developing nation and Indigenous health issues. Claire has held a number of State and National appointments and is the immediate past President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC).

Claire is looking forward to working with the team at RHDAustralia, the jurisdictions and Indigenous health communities to improve healthcare outcomes for those affected by acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and is impressed with the level of commitment and experience that those working in this specialist field have to offer. 

Claire will commence with us early February and you should expect to hear more from her in the near future.