Associate Professor Alexandra Martiniuk

USyd Postdoctoral Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

A27 - Edward Ford Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9657 0357
F: +61 2 9657 0301
Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Dr Martiniuk is an Associate Professor (Epidemiology) in the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Toronto and Scientist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Research Institute in Canada. Dr Martiniuk is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health at The University of Sydney, and a Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health, as well as Special Advisor on Health Systems Research at the Nigerian National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Associate Staff at the Menzies Center for Health Policy and Consultant to the AusAID Health Systems Knowledge Hub Sydney. She holds an MSc in Community Health and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Canada. Prior to her research career, Martiniuk worked in psychological services in the pediatric oncology departments at two Children's Hospitals in Canada (1997-2005). Dr Martiniuk conducts research in collaboration with 16 countries. Her expertise is in cohort and cluster randomized controlled trials to improve the health of individuals living in disadvantaged settings (Indigenous communities and lower-and middle-income countries). She is the recipient of 29 awards and fellowships including: Fellowships from the CIHR, SSHRC, NHMRC, University of Sydney and Merck, the President’s Scholarship for PhD Research, the MENSA Canada Scholarship, the Saturn Commitment to Excellence Award, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and was recently named a CIHR Rising Star (2013), a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow (2011) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce Young Outstanding Person of the Year (2012) in recognition of her commitment to communities locally and globally. [More...]

Teaching areas


Global health

Indigenous peoples' health

Innovation in public health

Current national competitive grants*


The Lililwan Project:Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Fitzroy Valley
Elliott E, Latimer J, Bower C, Fitzpatrick J, Martiniuk A
NHMRC Project Grant ($751,495 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

International links

Canada. (University of Toronto and Dignitas International) Associate Professor University of Toronto Scientist, Dignitas International.
Malawi. (Dignitas International) Scientist, Dignitas International.