Bobby Maher

  • 2022 Fellow

Bobby is an Aboriginal woman (Yamatji), her ancestral links are to the Kimberley, Pilbara and Noongar Nations.

Bobby has extensive experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social policy, including the Australian Commonwealth Government Departments - Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) and Health (DoH), and the non-Government sector as a sexual health educator for Aboriginal youth and Aboriginal communities in WA for Sexual Health Quarters (formerly FPWA).

She has experience in qualitative studies and community-based participatory research, including evaluation. Bobby’s research interests include Indigenous research methodologies; cultural and social determinants of health; social epidemiology; realist and developmental evaluation; community-based participatory research; mixed method approaches and longitudinal cohort studies.

Undertaking collaborative research in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations, health research institutes and health services is a priority for Bobby. Topics of interest include women’s and children’s empowerment and leadership, sexual health, social and emotional wellbeing, social justice and Indigenous data sovereignty.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) at ANU
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Australian Research) (Honours), Curtin University