The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at UWA is delighted to announce the appointments of Dr Sandy Hamilton and Carolyn Moylan as Poche Research Fellows.
Poche Centres, located within selected universities around Australia, operate to address complex health issues in Aboriginal people and communities. The Centre at UWA, under its focus of Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives, seeks to deliver health services and intergenerational change through its key areas of Culture, Wellbeing and Mental Health; Aboriginal Children’s Health and Development; and Chronic Disease.
Dr Sandy Hamilton has been appointed as Poche Fellow working with Professor Sandy Thompson in the area of Chronic Disease. Dr Hamilton has extensive experience as a research nurse, academic and researcher, with a particular focus in cardiology. In her role as Poche Fellow she will extend her focus to other chronic diseases.
The Centre also welcomes Chontarle Bellottie who was appointed as Research Assistant within the area of Chronic Disease.
Carolyn Moylan’s Poche Fellow appointment is working with Professor Karen Edmonds in the area of Aboriginal Children’s Health. With her professional and research background at Western Australian universities and at the Telethon Institute in Child Heath Research, Moylan is perfectly positioned to work toward improving access and quality of care delivered by Aboriginal and mainstream health service providers.
Dean of the School of Indigenous Studies and Acting Director of the Poche Centre, Professor Jill Milroy welcomes the Fellows.
Dr Hamilton and Moylan were noted for their significant contribution to health research and for their ongoing commitment to Aboriginal communities. Their focus on holistic health and wellbeing will be of value to the Poche Centre and its research.’
The Poche Fellows commenced in January and February 2015. The Poche Fellow for the area of Culture, Wellbeing and Mental Health will be announced shortly.
Ms Sabrina Swift (UWA School of Indigenous Studies) (+61 8) 6488 7422/ 1800 819 292