Dr Aime Powell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Aime’s research utilises complex analyses of state-wide linked data, and through strong collaborative partnerships, key findings can then be translated into clinical practice by building knowledge and informing policy development. Aime’s work has led to one international surgical trial and the revision of national management guidelines for cervical adenocarcinoma-in-situ.

In the past 5-years Aime has received $3.5 million in research funding from peer reviewed/Investigator-initiated grants, including the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation Research Fellowship. Aime recently utilised linked data to investigate why Indigenous women continue to experience poor health outcomes in the prevention of cervical cancer which has led to the development of a new research initiative entitled the PREVENT Project. This project will deliver an innovative model of care to improve Indigenous women’s cervical screening participation and improve assessment of cervical abnormalities in remote communities.