Dr. Fatima is a Research Fellow at Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University. Fatima received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health, University of Queensland. Her major interest is in sleep research, specifically in the epidemiology of poor sleep and emerging burden of poor sleep in the young population. She is interested in exploring the link between inadequate sleep and cardiovascular outcomes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.

Her research interest also involves identifying approaches to enhance health outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged population groups, specifically focusing on how epidemiological analyses can better inform policy and health services to reduce health disparities.

  • Cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes of poor sleep
  • Primary Health Care service improvement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • 2017 to 2018 - Research Fellow, , Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University (Mount Isa, QLD)
  • 2015 to 2017 - Research Officer, , Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University (Mount Isa, QLD)
  • 2013 to 2016 - Ph.D. Graduate, School of Public Health, University of Queensland (Brisbane, QLD)
  • 2010 to 2012 - Research Student, School of Public Health, University of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2018 - Recipient of the JCU Rising Stars Early Career Researcher Leadership Program
  • 2017 to 2018 - Australasian Sleep Association (ASA)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Public Health Association of Australia

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 25+ research outputs authored by Dr Yaqoot Fatima from 2007 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Western Queensland Primary Care Collaborative Limited - Research Grant

After Hours - ED Presentation Project

Indicative Funding
$250,000 over 5 years
The aim of the project is to: a) Develop a place based approach for cross-service/practice model of After Hours Primary Care service delivery and; b) Develop a framework for the development of After Hours services, make recommendations for the next steps in appropriate After Hours service delivery, and provide recommendations with regard to how to move toward implementation.
Sabina Knight and Yaqoot Fatima in collaboration with Maureen Khan (Mt Isa Centre for Rural & Remote Health and College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Emergency Department; After Hours Primary Care; Practice Model

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Sleep and Educational Outcomes in Indigenous Children (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Childhood Trauma as Indicators of Perpetration and Behaviours of IPV in Adulthood (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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