Talk title:Indigenous health: Embracing and enacting the spirit of change
Professor Bronwyn Fredericks is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) and BMA Chair in Indigenous Engagement at CQUniversity Australia. She is the President of CQUniversity’s Academic Board and a member of its Council. Prof Fredericks has previously worked at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Monash University along with contributing to programs at James Cook University, Deakin University and other institutions.
She has held an NHMRC Post-Doctoral Award and an Australian Endeavour Award during which she spent time at the University of Auckland.
Her research interests focus on the socio-psychological aspects of chronic disease, Indigenous women’s issues and research that privileges Indigenous knowledges, methodologies and worldviews. She is a member of several research committees such as the Research Advisory Committee for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the Australian Catholic University’s Indigenous Research Committee. She has published across several disciplines within academic sources including within high levelled refereed journals along within community journals and newsletters.
Bronwyn holds a DipT (Home Economics); B.Educ; M. Educ-Leadership & Management; M.Educ Studies and a PhD in Health Science.
Along with her work in universities, Bronwyn has worked at Federal, State and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service and Sector levels. As a Murri woman (south-east Queensland) she has been actively engaged with Indigenous controlled, community based organisations for over 30 years. She is presently a Board Member of Link Up (Qld) Inc and other organisations.