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Team

The project team consists of Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators, researchers and academics with considerable experience and expertise working with Indigenous material and the intercultural space. The team are:

Prof Kim Scott (lead) [BA, DipEd, PhD] is a multi-award-winning author, and Professor of Writing in the School of Media, Culture & Creative Arts in the Faculty of Humanities. Kim has been involved in Indigenous language, health, employment and curriculum initiatives for many years.

A/Prof Dawn Bessarab [BSW (Hons), PhD] leads a diverse team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers in the Aboriginal Education Health Research Unit based at the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute. Dawn is a highly skilled Social Worker, cross-cultural trainer, facilitator and educator, and is an expert in Indigenous Research methodologies.

Dr Marion Kickett [BSc (Hons), PhD] is co-coordinator of the Indigenous Health and Culture 130 in the Department of Nursing & Midwifery at Curtin University. She has nursing background and has worked extensively in education, Aboriginal health and community development for many years.

Dr Julie Hoffman [BA(Hons), PhD] is a Senior Lecturer and co- co-coordinator of the Indigenous Health and Culture 130 in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Curtin University. Julie has long been an advocate and champion for enhancing education for Aboriginal people and the cultural competency of non-Indigenous health students.

Dr Angela Durey [BA(Hons), MAA, PhD] is a Senior Research Fellow working in the AHERU group at the Curtin Health Innovation & Research Institute. Angela is an Anthropologist whose research experience in Aboriginal health and education in both an urban and rural contexts focuses particularly on mainstream health service delivery to Aboriginal Australians.

A/Prof Sue Jones [BAppSc(Physio), GDipPubSectMgmt] is the Dean of Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University. Sue has been a champion for Indigenous issues at Curtin, providing leadership for the development and implementation of a number of Indigenous curriculum and professional development initiatives across Curtin University.

A/Prof Simon Forrest [BEd, MEd)] is currently the Director at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University. Simon is WA's longest serving academic, and has extensive experience in Cultural Awareness Training, education and public sector management.

Kate Taylor [BSocSci, MIH)] is Project Manager of a number of Indigenous initiatives in AHERU at the at the Curtin Health Innovation & Research Institute. Kate has extensive experience in Indigenous health, research and education both at a health service and community level, and across the university.

Dr Helen Flavell

Working Together Team

Working Together Team