Cathy Clutton

Cathy Clutton
PhD Student
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Cathy Clutton is a PhD Candidate at the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.   Cathy has over thirty years’ experience of public administration with the Australian Government (1978-2012).  Almost all of this time has been spent in the health portfolio where she developed and managed programs that provided support for community organisations, developed evidence-based clinical practice and public health guidelines and policy, and provided support for health and medical research in Australia.  A recurring theme in her work has been community engagement.

Cathy’s research is drawing on the experiences of Australian and Canadian health policy makers to examine the place of cultural competence in citizen engagement in the development of health policy with a particular focus on the inclusion of migrants.


Research interests

  • Citizen engagement

  • Cultural competency

  • Public administration


Whiteman D, Clutton C & Hill D (2006). 'Australian public’s views on privacy and health research', British Medical Journal, 332, p1274, 27May 2006.

Green A, Greenberg P, Fitzgerald G and Clutton C (2006). 'Translating health research into clinical advice and health recommendations: the NHMRC experience 2000-2005', Internal Medicine Journal, 36:6, pp335-337.

Whiteman D, Clutton C and Hill D (2005). 'Privacy and epidemiology:  report and perspective on the NHMRC’s submission to the Review of the Privacy Act', Australasian Epidemiologist, 12:1, pp 4-8.

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