Alan Woodward

Alan Woodward has worked in the fields of mental health, crisis support and suicide prevention for 20 years as an executive leader, a service and program developer, a researcher and as an expert advisor to governments and peak bodies.

He has extensive experience in the commissioning, design and use of research and evaluation to inform policy and service improvements.

Now working independently, Alan worked for Lifeline Australia in various executive roles for 14 years; he established and grew the Lifeline Research Foundation function to inform service improvement and contribute new knowledge to Lifeline’s pursuit of an Australia free of suicide. He overhauled the Lifeline Accreditation and Standards Program governing the network of Lifeline Centres. He led Lifeline’s contributions to policy reform on mental health and suicide prevention.Read More

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Professor Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people of the Kimberly area in Western Australia. She is a psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. Pat is a Professor and Poche Research Fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia.

Her area of research includes Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention. Amongst her many commitments, she is a former Commissioner of the Australian National Mental Health Commission (completed 5 year term July 2017), deputy chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologist’s Association, chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Mental Health, co-chair of the ministerial Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group and member of NHMRC Mental Health Research Advisory Committee.Read More

Professor Darlene Oxenham

Professor Darlene Oxenham is a Malgana woman whose country is in the Shark Bay/Denham area of Western Australia. Darlene holds the position of Deputy Dean, School of Indigenous Studies, at the University of Western Australia.

Darlene has experience in curriculum development, evaluation and review at undergraduate and honours levels; as well as a track record in Indigenous research and development through her directorship of a national key research centre from 2001 – 2005.

Darlene joined the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia in February 2006 as Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning.
Previously, Darlene held concurrent positions at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University of Deputy Head of Centre, Director of the Curtin Indigenous Research Centre and Coordinator of the Honours and Postgraduate Programs.Read More

Dr Graham Gee

Dr Graham Gee is an Aboriginal man, also with Celtic heritage, who was born and raised in Darwin. His grandfather was born near Belyuen, an Aboriginal community just outside of Darwin, and his great-grandmother was originally from the Barkly Tablelands. He has been a registered psychologist since 2008, and has worked at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (VAHS) in Melbourne for 10 years.Read More

Professor Ian Ring AO

Professor Ian Ring AO, is a Honorary Professorial Fellow at Wollongong University, and was previously Foundation Director of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute at the Australian National University, Head of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University, and Principal Medical Epidemiologist and Executive Director, Health Information Branch, at Queensland Health.

He is a Professorial Visiting Fellow, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales and Adjunct Professor in the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University.Read More

Dr Kahu McClintock

Dr Kahu McClintock is an example of Māori leadership that provides direction and also a source of strength and inspiration. With almost 45 years of experience working with Māori whānau, communities, and iwi, Kahu shows what can be achieved through a commitment to helping others, hard work, and courage.

Kahu’s approach to leadership is the result of multiple strands of knowledge woven together; cultural, clinical, and academic. One of her strongest influences is her whānau (family). She was born the sixth of eight children raised in the small provincial town of Piopio in the King Country, by a strong Ngāti Porou mother and humble Waikato-Maniapoto, Ngāti Mutunga father. Kahu was nurtured in a working class Māori whānau that valued education and connections to each other.Read More

Professor Komla Tsey

Professor Komla Tsey is Tropical Leader and Research Professor in Education for Social Sustainability within the School and The Cairns Institute. He is a highly qualified research professor with more than 25 years experience who provides leadership as part of transdisciplinary teams across the School of Education, The Cairns Institute and beyond to; undertake developmental research in the field of education for social sustainability; build a longer-term education for social sustainability collaborative research agenda; and mentor and support emerging researchers to become independent competitive researchers.

Professor Tsey is passionately committed to the ethical conduct of research, and to ensuring that research that he leads demonstrates tangible benefits for the research participants.Read More

Lisa Hillan

Lisa Hillan is a Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable communities in program design and delivery. She has been the Chair of the Child and Family Welfare Association of Australia and Chair of the Child Protection Committee in Queensland. In 2006 Lisa completed a Churchill fellowship to study effective models of residential care.

For over 10 years, Lisa worked in Queensland and the Northern Territory in partnership with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to build their children and families sector. Read More

Adj. Associate Professor Learne Durrington

Chief Executive Officer, WA Primary Health Alliance Limited.

Adj. Associate Professor Learne Durrington has a long held professional and personal interest in, and commitment to improving, mental health and wellbeing in vulnerable communities. As the CEO of the WA Primary Health Alliance she influences the design and implementation of the range of suicide prevention activities undertaken by the PHNs in WA. Learne has held senior roles in mental health with responsibility for statewide public mental health services along with a range policy and funding roles. Learne is an Adjunct Associate Professor in health services, a social work and post graduate management qualifications.

Sally Bishop

Sally Bishop is currently an Assistant Director with the Department of Health, working in the area of mental health. She has worked in the allied health area for over 20 years, previously in the regional and metropolitan rehabilitation services settings. Sally has also been a member of Rotary for a number of years, and has a strong interest in supporting the work undertaken in the community sector.

Sally joined Pegasus 12 months ago, as she was keen to support an organisation that provides such valuable services and programs to help individuals grow and reach their potential.

Associate Professor Roz Walker

Associate Professor Walker has been involved in research, evaluation and education with Aboriginal communities building local capacity within both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations for thirty years. Roz is a senior researcher with both the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and a Principal Investigator on the Institute Faculty. She is a Chief Investigator in several national ARC grants as well as in the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence Grant, Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing at the Institute. Roz also serves on a number of high level steering committees and national Indigenous networks.

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