Marilyn Lyford

Marilyn Lyford 

Research Officer

BHSc (HlthProm)

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Professional Background

Marilyn has both public health research and health promotion background with an     earlier career in nursing. She has extensive experience in working in both government and non-government organisations in rural, remote and urban settings throughout Australia. Her passion is working at the community level and has been involved in the area of Aboriginal health for the past 16 years. Over this time her focus has been on injury prevention and safety promotion including drowning prevention, road safety, falls prevention, child safety and safe communities. More recently her Aboriginal research work includes chronic diseases, particularly the areas of cardiovascular disease and cancer.                                    

Current Projects

  • Yarning Quiet Ways (about sex). A qualitative research study to understand what resources could assist Aboriginal families communication on relationships and sexual health
  •  NHMRC DISCOVER-TT research project – Innovations in cancer services to improve outcomes in Indigenous patients
  • Rural Cancer Service Project, South West WA – Investigating current cancer services from both patients’ and health service providers’ perspectives.

 Professional Interests

  • community engagement and development
  •  Primary health care
  • Social determinants of health and Closing the Gap


  • Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA)
  • Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN)
  • Australian Safe Communities Foundation (ASCF)