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Dr Kym Rae is an Early Career Researcher who completed her PhD studies at the University of New England in early 2007. Her PhD work looking at predicting the onset of labour in women provided a natural progression into her post-doctoral work aimed at reducing premature and low birth weight deliveries in Aboriginal communities. Dr Rae is committed to developing research in partnership with Aboriginal people and providing ongoing capacity building opportunities for early Aboriginal researchers. Dr Kym Rae has been the Program Coordinator of the Gomeroi gaaynggal research program (NHMRC 569239) since the early phases of consultation with the Aboriginal communities of the Hunter New England Area Health Service. She has been heavily involved in community consultation and developed community connections in each of the project locations. Dr Rae continues to be in close communication with the Aboriginal communities of Tamworth and Walgett particularly. She has spent four years in community consultation with Aboriginal communities in the local and national arena. Dr Rae is the program coordinator for both the Scientific research and ArtsHealth Gomeroi gaaynggal program. She has a personal interest in the capacity building of local Aboriginal people and has mentored the Aboriginal staff involved in the Gomeroi gaaynggal project to continue to build their research skills and return research capacity to local communities. She has personally mentored two Aboriginal women through to the successful completion of the Indigenous Research Capacity Building Cert IV. Currently she is mentoring a beginning Indigenous Researcher from the University of Newcastle through the early stages of her project design and ethics applications.

Despite the short time frame, she has published a number of conference and journal papers, and continues to increase her publication output. She continues to build her publications in Indigenous maternal and infant health, ArtsHealth and coordinate art exhibitions for the Gomeroi gaaynggal mothers.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New England, 05/10/2007
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New England, 15/03/2002
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Teaching, University of New England, 03/04/2004

Research

Research keywords

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Parturition
  • Reproduction

Research expertise

Dr Kym Rae completed her PhD studies at the University of New England in early 2007. Her PhD work looking at predicting the onset of labour in women provided a natural progression into her post-doctoral work aimed at reducing premature and low birth weight deliveries in Aboriginal communities. Dr Rae is committed to developing research in partnership with Aboriginal people and providing ongoing capacity building opportunities for early Aboriginal researchers. Dr Kym Rae has been the Program Coordinator of the Gomeroi gaaynggal research program since the early phases of consultation with the Aboriginal communities of the Hunter New England Area Health Service and has been instrumental in obtaining research funds of over $3.5million for the Gomeroi gaaynggal program. She has been heavily involved in community consultation and developed community connections in each of the project locations. Dr Rae continues to be in close communication with the Aboriginal communities of Tamworth and Walgett particularly. Dr Rae is the program coordinator for both the Scientific research and ArtsHealth Gomeroi gaaynggal program. She has a personal interest in the capacity building of local Aboriginal people and has mentored the Aboriginal staff involved in the Gomeroi gaaynggal project to continue to build their research skills and return research capacity to local communities.

She has published a number of conference and journal papers, and continues to increase her publication output. She continues to build her publications in Indigenous maternal and infant health, ArtsHealth and coordinate art exhibitions for the Gomeroi gaaynggal mothers. Despite a scientific background her commitment to ArtsHealth have lead to the Gomeroi gaaynggal program being awarded the Patronage of the Governor of NSW and the National Excellence award for an Indigenous ArtsHealth program.

  • 39 conference publications of which she is lead author on 24
  • 8 journal publications of which she is lead author on 5

Dr Rae has received three recent awards

  • Vice Chancellors Award for Research at a Regional Centre (2012)
  • Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Indigenous Research Collaboration Award (2012)
  • National Excellence award for an Indigenous ArtsHealth program (2011)

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111799Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified50
110399Clinical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified25
190499Performing Arts And Creative Writing Not Elsewhere Classified25

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Member - Society for Reproductive Biology

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee

Awards

Recognition.

2012Indigenous Research Collaboration Award
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle (Australia)
This award recognises the work Gomeroi gaayggal team have spent in developing their Indigenous Collaborations on behalf of the University and the Faculty of Health.
2011National Excellence Award for Indigenous ArtsHealth program
Arts and Health Australia (Australia)
This award recognises the Excellence of the Gomeroi gaaynggal ArtsHealth program facilitated by Dr Kym Rae

Research Award.

2012Vice Chancellors Research Award
University of Newcastle (Australia)
This award recognised the Research Excellence of the Gomeroi gaaynggal program and its work in a regional setting.
2005Keith and Dorothy Mackay Fellowship
University of New England (Australia)
Travel fellowship awarded to the best applicant

Invitations

ArtsHealth Conference #2
University of Newcastle, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2009

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Program Coordinator NHMRC funded Gomeroi gaaynggal program

Manager of the Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre, Tamworth

Member of Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee (2010-2013)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Reproduction
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2007Rae KM, Hollebone K, Clausen D, Chetty V, McFarlane J, 'Follistatin serum concentrations during full-term labour in women- significant differences between spontaneous and induced labours', Reproduction, 134 705-711 (2007) [C1]

DOI: 10.1530/REP-07-0208

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Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Relationships in Indigenous Health Practice: Long conversations and ebraced vulnerabilities within the Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 153-160 (2014)

Journal article (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Rae KM, Weatherall L, Blackwell C, Pringle K, Smith R, Lumbers E, 'Long conversations: Gomeroi gaaynggal tackles renal disease in the Indigenous community', Australasian Epidemiologist, 21 44-48 (2014)

Co-authors: ROGER SMITH

2013Rae K, Weatherall L, Hollebone K, Apen K, McLean M, Blackwell C, et al., 'Developing research in partnership with Aboriginal communities - strategies for improving recruitment and retention', RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C2]

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Citations: Scopus - 0 | Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: CAROLINE BLACKWELL, ROGER SMITH

2011Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Is it me? Or is there something in the water? Client decision making in nursing', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28 67-73 (2011) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 0

Co-authors: jenny may

2011Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, Naden ML, Slater PE, Smith R, 'Gomeroi Gaaynggal - Moving forward', Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 35 28-29 (2011) [C3]

Co-authors: ROGER SMITH

2010Wakely LT, Rae KM, Cooper R, 'Stoic survival: The journey of parenting a premature infant in the bush', Rural and Remote Health, 10 1475 (2010) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 0

Co-authors: LUKE WAKELY

2010Rae KM, 'Wearing someone else's shoes', Medical Humanities, 36 40-42 (2010) [C2]

DOI: 10.1136/jmh.2009.003459

Citations: Scopus - 2

2009Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, Smith R, Mackay PJ, 'The birth of Gomeroi Gaaynggal', Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, 33 9-11 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: ROGER SMITH

2009Fuery PJ, Smith R, Rae KM, Burgess R, Fuery KL, 'Morality, duty, and the arts in health: A project on Aboriginal underage pregnancy', Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 1 36-47 (2009) [C1]

DOI: 10.1080/17533010802528025

Citations:

Co-authors: ROGER SMITH

2007Rae KM, Hollebone K, Clausen D, Chetty V, McFarlane J, 'Follistatin serum concentrations during full-term labour in women- significant differences between spontaneous and induced labours', Reproduction, 134 705-711 (2007) [C1]

DOI: 10.1530/REP-07-0208

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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Rae KM, 'Breathing Deeply: Culture of Health and Well-being Conference, Bristol, 24-27 June 2013', Journal of Applied Arts and Health (2014)

Conference (26 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lumbers ER, Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen DC, Rae K, Smith R, 'THE INTRARENAL RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM (RAS) IN HUMAN PREGNANCY', HYPERTENSION, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (2014) [E3]
2014Rae KM, Weatherall, 'From the Coast to the Australian Outback: Arts, Health and Science connecting in the Gomeroi gaaynggal program', Published proceedings of the Culture Health and Wellbeing conference, Bristol (2014)
2014Logue J, Wakely LT, Rae K, Shipley L, Weatherall L, Van der Laan D, 'Beyond the booklet: Collaborative community consultation to develop a child development booklet', Proceeding of 2014 NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, Dubbo (2014)

Co-authors: LUKE WAKELY

2014Wakely LT, Rae K, Keatinge D, 'Touching the fragile connections: Parenting a premature infant in a rural area. A thematic review of the literature', Compassion and Care in a Changing World The 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle (2014)

Co-authors: LUKE WAKELY

2014Wakely LT, Shipley L, Rae K, Weatherall L, Naden M, Logue J, van der Laan D, 'Beyond the booklet: Collaborative community consultation to develop a child development resource', Surf's Up: Ride the Wave's SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014)

Co-authors: LUKE WAKELY

2013Rae KM, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Maxwell C, Bowman M, Milgate P, et al., 'Gomeroi gaaynggal: Empowerment of Aboriginal communities to understand health implications of research in pregnancy', Proceedings of th 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide (2013) [E1]
2013Lumbers, Pringle, Sykes, Weatherall, Clausen D, Rae KM, Smith, 'Measurement of the activity of the circulating and intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (iRAS) in pregnant and non-pregnant subjects.', Pregnancy Hypertension: an International Journal of Women┬┐s Cardiovascular Health., Tromso, Norway (2013) [E3]
2013Pringle, Lumbers, Sykes, Weatherall, Clausen D, Rae KM, Smith, 'The intrarenal renin angiotensin system and pregnancy outcome.', Pregnancy Hypertension: an International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health, Tromso, Norway (2013) [E3]
2013Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Galal, Clausen D, Smith R, et al., 'The intrarenal renin angiotensin system in pregnancy and its potential in predicting pregnancy outcome and renal dysfunction in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women', Published proceedings of the Society for Reproductive Biology, Sydney (2013) [E3]
2013Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae KM, Lumbers ER, 'Novel Urinary Biomarkers for Predicting Pregnancy Outcome in Indigenous and Non- Indigenous Australian Women', Published proceedings of the Fetal and Neonatal Workshop, Adelaide, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Pringle K, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae KM, Lumbers ER, 'Novel renal biomarkers for predicting pregnancy outcome', Published proceedings of the Symposium on Vasoactive Peptides, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2013) [E3]
2012Weatherall LJ, Rae KM, Naden ML, Smith R, 'Research skills build healthy Aboriginal communities', International Indigenous Development Research Conference. Keynote Speakers: Biographies and Abstracts, Auckland, NZ (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: ROGER SMITH

2011Weatherall LJ, Rae KM, Milgate P, Hall ST, Carlin A, Boyd J, et al., 'A place of connections: The Gomeroi Gaaynggal Centre', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) Aboriginal Health Research Conference, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
2010Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, Malin M, 'Gomeroi Gaaynggal - research skill building and empowerment of Aboriginal staff', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
2010Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Storming the barricades. Improving rural client outcomes by addressing client decision making barriers', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: jenny may

2010Rae KM, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal in Tamworth', ArtsHealth Symposium - Space and Wellbeing, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, 'Research that gives back, working with community', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
2009Lusumbami P, Rae KM, May JA, 'Smoking in pregnant indigenous women and smoking cessation interventions: A literature review', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: jenny may

2009Rae KM, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal (Gomeroi babies): Tamworth', The 2nd ArtsHealth Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008Rae KM, Hollebone K, Apen K, Martin T, Smith R, 'Investigating life event stress could help reduce the incidence of preterm birth in Aboriginal Australians', Aboriginal Health Research Conference 2008: Conference Program and Abstract Book, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: ROGER SMITH

2008Blake J, Green G, Draws R, Rae KM, 'Are there barriers to accessing antenatal, child and family health services for Aboriginal families in the Tamworth area?', Aboriginal Health Research Conference 2008: Conference Program and Abstract Book, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Wakely LT, Cooper RJ, Rae KM, 'Experience of parenting a premature ilnfant in a rural area', NSW Rural and Remote Health Conference 2008: Conference Program, Coffs Harbour, NSW (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: LUKE WAKELY

2008Wakely LT, Rae KM, Cooper RJ, 'Experience of parenting a premature infant: A literature review', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: LUKE WAKELY

2008Blake J, Rae KM, Green G, Draws R, 'Action time: Research to guide appropriate Aboriginal antenatal services', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2007Rae KM, Hollebone K, Clausen DC, O'Connor AE, Phillips DJ, Macfarlane JR, 'Follistatin activin A and other inflammatory proteins through parturition', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]
2007Kreamer R, Rae KM, Cooper RJ, 'Out of the NICU but not home yet - The postcode lottery of birth', 4th Biennial NSW Primary Health Care Research & Evaluation Conference. Programme and Abstract Book, Bondi Beach (2007) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants11
Total funding$2,492,373

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Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.

2015 (1 grants)

Using Art to improve the health of Aboriginal mothers and their babies$49,042
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Kym Rae
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$49,04220152015
GNo:G1401528

2014 (4 grants)

An early indicator of renal dysfunction in Indigenous women at risk of pregnancy complications $624,583
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Kirsty Pringle, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Doctor Kym Rae, Professor Fiona Broughton-Pipkin, Professor Roger Smith
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$624,58320142016
GNo:G1300183

Does a novel biomarker of renal function in pregnant Indigenous Australian women predict their future renal and cardiovascular health?$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Doctor Kirsty Pringle, Doctor Kym Rae, Professor Roger Smith
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020142014
GNo:G1301370

Gomeroi gaaynggal Community ArtsHealth$5,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Kym Rae
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020142014
GNo:G1401087

3rd Annual NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium, Achieving better health outcomes for Australians liing with chronic conditions through more effective research translation, Sofitel Melbourne, $905
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Kym Rae
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90520142014
GNo:G1400963

2013 (1 grants)

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol United Kingdom, 24-26 June 2013$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Kym Rae
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020132013
GNo:G1300526

2012 (1 grants)

Understanding the Origins of Diabetes and Kidney Disease in Aboriginal Children and Their Mothers$1,723,519
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Roger Smith, Professor Mark McLean, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Professor Sandra Eades, Emeritus Professor John Boulton, Doctor Kym Rae, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,723,51920122016
GNo:G1100137

2010 (2 grants)

Healthy Mums, Healthy Bubs, Healthy Communities 2011$10,000
Funding Body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Project Team
Doctor Kym Rae
SchemeRole
Family relationship programChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020102011
GNo:G1100673

Indigenous Women and Wellness Conference, Darwin, 22 - 28 August 2010$1,100
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Kym Rae
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,10020102010
GNo:G1000733

2009 (1 grants)

Stress during pregnancy and the developmental origins of renal disease in Aboriginal Australians$27,040
Funding Body: Kidney Health Australia

Project Team
Doctor Kym Rae, Professor Roger Smith, Professor Eugenie Lumbers
SchemeRole
Medical Research Project GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,04020092010
GNo:G0189886

2008 (1 grants)

Linking Cigarette Smoking to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Aboriginal Women$24,184
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Peter Jones, Doctor Kym Rae
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,18420082008
GNo:G0188464
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.2
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.8

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy (Medicine)Principal SupervisorFactors Influencing Renal Development and Function in Indigenous Australians; the Roles of Preterm Birth, Intrauterine Growth and Maternal Renal Health
20132017PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorOptimising Dietary Intake and Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes in Aboriginal Women and their Children
20122020PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Principal SupervisorExperience of Parenting a Premature Infant in Rural Area
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Dr Kym Rae

Work Phone02-67652698
Cell / Mobile Phone0431379872
Fax02 6765 3743
Email
PositionResearch Academic
Mothers and Babies Research Centre
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaIndigenous Health
Office
Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre 2/1 Hinkler Street,
Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre,
Tamworth NSW 2340
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kym-rae