Associate Professor Raglan Maddox

PhD, University of Canberra, MPH, Curtin University, BSc, Curtin University


Dr. Raglan Maddox (Modewa Clan, Papua New Guinea) is leading the evaluation of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program. The evaluation is a collaboration between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled health sector, the Menzies School of Health Research’s Tobacco Control Research Program and the Australian National University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program. The evaluation will focus on implementation quality and efficiency, and quantify the impact and outcomes of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Regional Tobacco Control Grants on smoking prevalence and other tobacco-related indicators.


Dr. Maddox’s program of research has focused on developing population based Indigenous heath info-systems using community driven processes. This research has been generating primary data platforms to better understand and improve Indigenous health and wellbeing, including mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. Such health information systems work with Indigenous communities and service providers to obtain information to better understand, inform and evaluate programs and policies, such as tobacco use. His program of research has also included strengths-based conversations about respectful relationships and preventing domestic violence.


Research interests

  • Tobacco use
  • Indigenous health and wellbeing
  • Population health
  • Evaluation


  1. Firestone, M., C. Bourgeois, S. Wolfe, S. Snelling, H. Manson, C. McKnight, R. Boyer II, W. Warry, V. van Wagner, J. Herbert, R. Maddox, P. O’Campo and J. Smylie. (in press) Indigenous Health Service and Program Evaluation: Principles and Guidelines from the “Three Ribbon” Expert Panel. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.
  2. Maddox, R. (in press). Diagnosing the Legacy: The Discovery, Research, and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous Youth. American Review of Canadian Studies; 49: 3.
  3. Kitching, G.T., M. Firestone, B. Schei, S. Wolfe, C. Bourgeois, P. O’Campo, M. Rotondi, R. Nisenbaum, R. Maddox and J. Smylie. 2019. Unmet health needs and discrimination by healthcare providers among an Indigenous population in Toronto, Canada.
  4. Maddox, R., S. M. Finlay, J. Reading, H. Gifford, T. Calma, B. Robson, S. Eades, J. A. Henderson, P. N. Henderson, and J. Smylie. 2019. Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and healthy Indigenous futures: an oxymoron? An Evidence-Based Response. Tobacco Control.
  5. Waa, A., B. Robson, H. Gifford, J. Smylie, J. Reading, J. A. Henderson, P. Nez Henderson, R. Maddox, R. Lovett, S. Eades, S. May Finlay, T. Calma, and Hāpai Te Hauora Māori Public Health. 2019. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and healthy Indigenous futures: an oxymoron? Tobacco Control.
  6. Thomas, D.P., M. Hefler, B. Bonevski, T. Calma, J. Carapetis, C. Chamberlain, S. Chapman, M. Daube, S. Eades, S.M. Finlay, B. Freeman, R. Lovett, R. MacKenzie, R. Maddox, and M. Wakefield. 2018. Australian researchers oppose funding from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 201. 42(6): 506-507.
  7. Maddox, R., P. O'Campo, J. Grove, M. Yonas, C. Chan, A. Kassam and A. Velonis. 2018. Identifying how to engage men in domestic violence research and prevention activities: a concept mapping study. Journal of Family Violence.
  8. Velonis, AJ., D. Finn, R. Maddox, and P. O’Campo. 2018. Looking for Mechanisms: A realist examination of why, for whom, and when batterer intervention programs lead to change. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.
  9. Maddox, R., A. Waa, J. Reading, P. Nez Henderson, G. Blais, K. Lee and R. Lovett. 2018. Commercial tobacco and Indigenous peoples: A stock take on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control progress. Tobacco Control. DOI:
  10. Lovett, R., K. Thurber, A. Wright, R. Maddox and E. Banks. 2017. Deadly progress: changes in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult daily smoking from 2004-2015. Public Health Research & Practice.
  11. Lovett, R., K. Thurber and R. Maddox. 2017. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking epidemic: What stage are we at? Public Health Research and Practice.
  12. Chamberlain, C., L. Rychetnik, N. Alam, D. Thomas, R. Maddox, A. Wilson, S. Eades and E. Banks. 2017. Evidence for a comprehensive approach to Aboriginal tobacco control to maintain the decline in smoking: an overview of reviews among Indigenous peoples. Systematic Reviews. 6(1):135.