Researcher biography

I am an academic specialising in Indigenous public health, with extensive experience teaching using a strengths-based approach as opposed to the deficit model. Furthermore, I have a strong background as a health practitioner, executive manager in both the Australian Government and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, and as an international public health consultant. As an Executive member of the Public Health Indigenous Leadership in Education (PHILE) Network, I have undertaken research focused on integration models for curriculum design and cross-cultural teaching practices. I continue to work with the Executive Board of PHILE to lead future directions and activities of the network. I also bring this knowledge and experience to my membership of the World Federation of Public Health Associations' Public Health Professionals' Education and Training Working Group. My current position at the University of Queensland is as Academic Lead, Curriculum Design and Integration for the Faculty of Medicine, which involves numerous collaborative projects intended to inform and enhance curriculum design of the Faculty’s teaching and learning programs. I also have a Doctor of Public Health degree in which my research focused in Interuniversity Collaborations: A model for sustainable specialised public health education programs, from Flinders University.


PhD and MPhil Supervision

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