From the Director

Shawana Andrews

What a great start to 2022 we’ve had at the Melbourne Poche Centre!

Back on campus, we have started the year with a revitalised team and a new strategic plan to guide our work over the next ten years. With themes of Place, Relationality and Futures, we’re re-setting our aim of mobilising an agenda for equity & change in health through Indigenous leadership & academic pathways.

In February we welcomed (back) our Faculty’s Associate Dean Indigenous and Rowden White Chair, Professor Sandra Eades. Professor Eades has returned after two years as Australia’s first Indigenous Medical Dean at Curtin University. We’re excited to be working together again!

We have had lots of activity in the PhD space, with new enrolments, several submissions and graduations, and a successful (Re)connect day for all PhD students.

The Centre has also appointed a new Indigenous Health Leadership Coordinator who will deliver our Leadership Program. More detail about this appointment will be shared soon.

Finally, we are building a number of international relationships with leading Indigenous academics and colleagues, which we hope will offer global opportunities in Indigenous health for our students, leaders and communities to connect.

~ Poche Director, Associate Professor Shawana Andrews

The 2022 Poche team

L-R: Hannah Fagan, Jenn Johnston, Associate Professor Shawana Andrews, Emily Munro-Harrison and Odette Mazel

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