Staff

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CBPATSISP Staff & Roles

  • Professor Pat Dudgeon
  • Barbara Ahmat
  • Jan Burrows
  • Usulagi Sipili
  • Lyn van Rooy
  • Maddie Boe
  • Georgia Leyendekkers
  • Christopher Holland
  • Dr Sabine Hammond
  • Sarah Haythornthwaite
  • Professor Moira Clay

The CBPATSISP is advised by two governance groups

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) National Governance Committee (NGC) has been established to provide expert guidance, advice, and coordination regarding the work of the CBPATSISP. The NGC will coordinate activities across the consortium and provide high level advice to support suicide prevention initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

The NGC is made up of members representing the national consortium and partners associated with the CBPATSISP. The NCG will also include relevant stakeholders and organisations in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention.

The membership is made up of the following:

  • Professor Jill Milroy (Co Chair), Dean School of Indigenous Studies, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia.
  • Professor Tom Calma, (Co Chair) Senior Consultant, Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention.
  • Professor Pat Dudgeon, Project Director, Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia.
  • Richard Weston, Chief Executive Officer, Healing Foundation (Consortium member).
  • Glenn Pearson, Research Focus Area Head, Aboriginal Health, Telethon Kids Institute (Consortium member).
  • Professor Neil Drew, Director, Health Infonet, Edith Cowan University (Consortium member).
  • Professor Gary Robinson, Director, Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Public Health.
  • Sally Bishop, Assistant Director, Mental Health, Commonwealth Department of Health.
  • Pat Turner AM, Chief Executive Officer, Representative from the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
  • Rob McPhee, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Representative from the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services.
  • Adj. Associate Professor Learne Durrington, Chief Executive Officer, Representative from the Primary Health Networks.
  • Nieves Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Representative from the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program
  • Steffanie Von Helle, Black Dog Institute
  • Barbara Ahmat, Project Manager, Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

An Expert Advisory Panel was convened to establish a culturally appropriate best practice framework for the evaluation of suicide prevention programs and services and to identify relevant suicide prevention research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The Panel also provides expert advice with respect to reviewing and promoting best practice Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention program, services and initiatives that will be part of the CBPATSISP Clearing House Website.

The Expert Advisory Panel is made up of experts in the fields of culturally appropriate healing, mental health and suicide prevention and programs evaluation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The terms under which the Expert Advisory Panel will achieve its purpose are to:

  • Advise in the development of a literature review of the dimensions of a best practice project evaluation and research assessment framework, which will build upon the success factor findings of the ATSISPEP Report.
  • Contribute to building a body of culturally appropriate online resources.
  • Advise on any new or existing programs/projects or research that may inform the ongoing work of the Expert Panel and the CBPATSISP.
  • Advise on partnerships with mainstream and Indigenous information hubs.
  • Advise on the integration of the CBPATSISP Clearing House Website with relevant resources and with the main other hubs relevant to suicide prevention in Indigenous communities in Australia and internationally.

CBPATSISP Expert Advisory Panel Members

  • Professor Pat Dudgeon, (Chair) Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia.
  • Associate Professor Roz Walker, Telethon Kids Institute, Development Origins of Child Health, Western Australia.
  • Barbara Ahmat, Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia.
  • Professor Ian Ring, Research & Innovation Division, University of Wollongong.
  • Michelle Kwan, Knowledge Exchange, Suicide Prevention Australia.
  • Dr Kahu McClinktock, Te Rau Matatini, National Centre for Maori Health.
  • Alan Woodward, Research and Strategy, Lifeline Australia.
  • Dr Graham Gee. Victorian Aboriginal Health Services.
  • Professor Komla Tsey, Education for Social Sustainability, James Cook University.
  • Lisa Hillan, Policy and Knowledge Creation, The Healing Foundation.
  • Professor Darlene Oxenham, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia.
  • Sally Bishop, Commonwealth Department of Health.
  • Adj. Associate Professor Learne Durrington, Representative from the Primary Health Networks.

Contact Us

School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia

39 Fairway, Nedlands, WA 6009.

cbp.clearinghouse@uwa.edu.au 

+61 8 6488 1570

Acknowledgement of Country:

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation, and their Elders past, present and emerging. We also wish to acknowledge and respect the continuing culture, strength, and resilience of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as well as our Indigenous members from other parts of the world.

Disclaimer:

“The terms ‘Aboriginal’, ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’ and ‘Indigenous’ are used interchangeably. It is acknowledged that there are many cultural differences between and within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the use of differing terms does not intend to disregard such differences.” © Copyright 2018