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2020 Symposium Series - CRE Indigenous Health + Alcohol

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Four, 1-hour symposiums showcasing the work of the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Health + Alcohol

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We welcome you to the 2020 Symposium Series for the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Health + Alcohol.

All presenters are Aboriginal themselves and so bring a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities in this field.

2020 Symposium Series program (Thursdays, 11am-12pm; AEST)

Aug 20: Aboriginal leadership in research and policy

Sep 3: Unhealthy alcohol use and dependence: in community and prison samples

Oct 1: Cultural approaches to offering alcohol care

Nov 19: How mainstream approaches work for Aboriginal people

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We are excited to share with you the research being conducted by the Centre’s students and early career researchers.

We hope to see you there!

Kate Conigrave and Scott Wilson

Aug 20: Aboriginal leadership in research and policy

Presenters: Taleah Reynolds and Annalee Stearne

Taleah is a Anaiwan woman who is an Administrative and Research Support Officer for the CRE and two other NHMRC project grants. She has worked in education and housing for a number of years in Sydney.

Annalee Stearne is a Nyungar woman who worked for more than a decade as a research associate with the National Drug Research Institute (Curtin Uni). She is enrolled in a PhD program at the National Drug Research Institute. She is a recipient of the 2012 APSAD First Peoples Award and was part of the team who received a National Drug and Alcohol Award in 2006.

Sept 3: Unhealthy alcohol use and dependence: in community and prison samples

Presenters: Teagan Weatherall and Dr Michael Doyle

Teagan Weatherall is enrolled in a PhD at the University of Sydney. In 2018 she completed a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion. She has worked in Indigenous health for a number of years in Sydney and remote Northern Territory; and has held administrative and research assistant roles at the University of Sydney.

Dr Michael Doyle is a Bardi man (WA) and a Wingara Mura Fellow at the University of Sydney. He has a particular interest in prison-based alcohol and other drug treatment, which was the topic of his PhD. He has extensive experience in Indigenous Australian health service delivery, policy/planning and research.

Oct 1: Cultural approaches to offering alcohol care

Presenters: Gemma Khodr-Purcell and A/Prof Scott Wilson

Gemma Khodr-Purcell is a Gundungurra woman who is enrolled in a PhD at the University of Sydney. She has a background in health sciences and has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Indigenous Studies from the University of New England.

Scott is CEO of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council SA and Co-Director of the Centre of Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol. He was Deputy Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee, and has worked with Indigenous communities nationally to develop innovative ways to prevent, treat and reduce harms from alcohol and other drug use.

*Doug James is unable to present today due to unforeseen events.

Nov 19: "How mainstream approaches work for Aboriginal people

Presenters: Liz Dale and Lynette Bullen

Liz Dale is a Worimi woman enrolled in a clinical masters in psychology and PhD, University of Wollongong. Liz has over 12 years of experience in non-government and clinical settings. This includes in youth and adult homelessness, mental health, drug/alcohol and gambling addictions, eating disorders and intergenerational trauma.

Lynette Bullen is a Wiradjuri woman undertaking a Health Education and Training Institute, Rural Research Capacity Building Program through NSW Health. She has worked in drug and alcohol for nearly 25 years. Lynette is a Senior Drug and Alcohol Clinician at the Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment Unit in Orange.

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