The Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at The University of Melbourne in partnership with King’s College London will offer an Indigenous Leadership Fellows Program, with modules in Melbourne and London in 2019.


Are you an Indigenous early career professional in the health sector, looking to influence change for Indigenous people?  An exciting opportunity exists for those who wish to explore their leadership potential and affect change in Indigenous health outcomes. If you are looking to broaden your ideas of leadership and networking, you should consider an application to our 2019 Leadership Program.

The Poche Fellows Leadership Program is designed for Indigenous early career staff with a health focus in academic, policy, clinical or research roles in Higher Education institutions, government, health delivery and community sectors. The program brings together Fellows in a richly interconnected and interactive program, keeping a focus on the concepts of networks and collaboration.  The program consists of 3 modules, and works to build Fellows expertise in their areas of leadership.

Key outcomes will include:

  • Greater awareness of participant's own leadership potential
  • Development of new insights and approaches to improve Indigenous health outcomes
  • Richer, stronger and more diverse networks across the health sector
  • Improved visibility, influence and agency; and
  • Development of strong cohort of Poche Fellows


Most costs of the program will be covered by the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and King’s College London however there will be modest out of pocket expenses.


“The Poche Fellows Leadership Program brought together emerging and established leaders from around the nation with a particular focus on building the capacity and skills of leadership in our communities. It is important that we continue the legacy of all the leaders before us and that we continue to grow and fight to be a part of the economic and social growth.  I enjoyed learning about the different leadership styles, about leadership, power, influence, agency and change. It was interesting to map the community and identify the different leaders and the type of leadership required, to think about the challenges and rewards and to hear about other people’s experiences.  It was a great opportunity to identify my strengths and weakness and although I found it challenging to step out of my comfort zone at times, it was a great environment to challenge myself, it also helped me identify some of the things that were holding me back and come up with some strategies to work through them”.

2017 Program Fellow Ms Raelene Nixon

Applications for the 2019 Program have now closed