Kalinda is a Yawuru woman of Broome, born and living in Darwin. Her family name is Corpus. She is an early career Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research, UNSW and holds honorary fellowships at Menzies School of Health Research and the University of Sydney.
She is an epidemiologist who has worked in the research sector for over 20 years. Her interest is in empirically addressing complex health disparities in populations through existing data. Her research currently addresses issues of quality and the utilisation of data pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Her areas of focus include the measurement of health disparities, with a particular focus on cancer treatment and outcomes. She is on a number of national and international research committees such as the International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement, and also holds a number of different roles, including Deputy Editor of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
Kalinda holds a Certificate III in Laboratory Techniques, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Master of Public Health and a PhD in Cancer Epidemiology.