Cecily Strange

Dr, RN BAppSc GradDipHlthP Curtin, MSc PhD W.Aust.,

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr Cecily Strange is a mixed methods researcher in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia and works across several projects in the areas of health services, workforce, epidemiology, community and evaluative research. She has experience working in health care, education and community sectors, and has a strong interest in the determinants of health and social capital. Cecily has designed and undertaken several qualitative studies with a focus on families with young children including: new parents; families with children with rare conditions and complex health needs; young parent (<24years) programs; and early intervention parenting programs in Aboriginal communities. Other research areas include health services for people experiencing homelessness, and social media and mental health. She is experienced in study participant recruitment and engagement, survey designs, interviews and facilitating focus groups, and a variety of qualitative and quantitative analysis. Cecily is an experienced tutor and currently supervises and examines Masters of Public Health students. 

Current projects

Undiagnosed Disease Program WA (UDP-WA) evaluation project.  In partnership with and funded by WA Department of Health. Investigators: Bauskis, A., Molster, C., Strange, C., Fisher, C.

Needs, priority areas and recommendations for building capacity in the Australian pharmacoepidemiology workforce. Investigators: Lopez, D., Strange, C., Sanfilippo, F., Daniels, B., Pearson, S., Martini, A., Preen, D.

Growing Strong Brains: Communities nurturing Aboriginal children in the Midwest/Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. Partnership between Ngala, Murdoch University, ECU). This project involved the implementation and evaluation of the Growing Strong Brains resource and training in the Carnarvon region using a participatory action research approach. Investigators: Bennett, E., Strange, C., Banham, V., Marriott, R. Project funded by Ian Potter Foundation.

Mental health and social media (investigating potential relationships using Raine quantitative data). Investigators: Strange, C., Murray, K., Adams, C., Lin, A., Straker, L.


Cecily was an evaluation consultant at the Ngala Parenting Organisation from 2015 to 2018 and continues to support Ngala as a member on the Ngala Research Group and for the Growing Strong Brains project.

External positions

Member of Ngala Research Group, Ngala (parenting organisation)



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