Sally Fitzpatrick

Sally Fitzpatrick is a public health academic with a strong focus on learning and teaching scholarship in Aboriginal health and wellbeing. Born in Gadi, Sydney, Sally is a sixth generation settler of English, Danish and Irish ancestry. This means that she is a direct beneficiary of the ongoing invasion and colonisation of these lands and waters.

Sally has had the privilege to work side by side with Aboriginal Elders, scholars and community members throughout her career.

She has worked as a lecturer and researcher in the academy for 15 years, currently with the Office of the PVC – Health, Medicine and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle. Within the academy, she has focussed on the education of culturally capable health and social care professionals, towards a health care system that is culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Sally’s research focus is Indigenous health learning and teaching, and the development and evaluation of Indigenous health curricula, which has synergies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing and healing.

Sally also has long experience in community-based advocacy and has been involved in the governance of several NGOs.  Her first career was in film and video production, before she joined the Muru Marri unit at UNSW while undertaking a Master of Public Health (UNSW). Her master’s thesis was the evaluation of an ACCHO-based volunteer dental program.

Sally has a Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (UNSW) and is currently completing a professional doctorate, examining change in postgraduate students who complete studies in Aboriginal health and wellbeing.

We’re pleased to have Sally as an associate at Yulang.

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