2020 Diploma of Counselling
2020 Cert IV Training and Assessment
2019 Senior Fellow, Advance Higher Education (SFHEA)
2018 Graduate Certificate in Education – University of Melbourne
2016 Doctor of Health Science – Exegesis: Shared meanings of leadership through accounts of the experiences of Indigenous/First Nations women leaders” Charles Sturt University
2016 Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage - Charles Sturt University
2014 Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Governance - University of Arizona
2013 Cert I and II – Wiradjuri Language
2006 Master of Indigenous Health Studies - University of Wollongong
2001 Bachelor of Pharmacy - Charles Sturt University
I am a proud Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) originally from Trangie, NSW, now living and working between rural/regional and urban NSW. In the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours List I was awarded the Medal (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for "significant service to Indigenous Mental Health, and to tertiary education". Furthermore, in March of 2021, I was named one of two Deputy National Rural Health Commissioners and in 2019 I was honoured to be named as the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the year. I am a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity (Atlantic Institute) , as well as being a Senior Fellow with Advance HE. I am a founding member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and was a board member of IAHA from 2009-2017 (and chairperson from 2010-2016). I joined UNSW at the start of March 2021 with over 20 years of experience in the Higher Education Sector and over 30 years in the health sector.
NSW Aboriginal woman of the year 2019.
Finalist in the NSW Woman of the Year Awards 2018
Who’s Who of Australian Women – Inclusion in the 2017 edition (pp 734)
Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards 2014
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) 2011 Honouring and celebrating 100 Women who have contributed to and achieved change for our people and communities in the past 100 years