Success Stories/Indigenous Testimonials


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Dr Raymond Lovett—Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians

Ray is a Wongaibon (Ngiyampaa) social epidemiologist based at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the ANU in Canberra. He is the first Aboriginal person to graduate with a PhD from the Australian National University in the field of epidemiology.
 
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​Ms Tamara Butler—Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians

In January 2015 Ms Tamara Butler travelled to the United Kingdom to work alongside researchers at the University of Dundee. She conducted experimental research to understand why individuals sometimes find it hard to seek social support from the groups they feel strongly connected to.  She also investigated how relationships between group members might influence perceptions of support.
 
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​Yolonda Adams —Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians

Mrs Yolonda Adams is a Higher Degree by Research (PhD) student at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Griffith University. In September 2015 she commenced her four month Endeavour fellowship at the Native Counselling Services of Alberta, (NCSA) Canada, to advance her skills and expertise in the area of Aboriginal Prison Quality.
 
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Ms Emma Lee—Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians

Ms Emma Lee, a current PhD candidate from the Institute of Regional Development, University of Tasmania is a recipient of the 2016 Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians. She is currently investigating the spaces for change management within Tasmania's terrestrial protected areas, including national parks and other reserve categories, where Aboriginal and other Tasmanians can work together to promote shared approaches to conservation. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area comprises a case study for joint management.
You can read more about Emma’s research fellowship at the University of Tasmania’s and the ABC Rural websites.
 
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Dr Jared Thomas

 Dr Jared Thomas – Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians  

(travelled to New Zealand)

Dr Thomas completed his undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at the University of Adelaide. He applied for the Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians to further develop the work he completed in his PhD, investigating West Indian influences on Indigenous Australia, the impact of racism on Indigenous education and protocols for producing Indigenous Australian literature.
 
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Dr Suzi Hutchings

 
Dr Suzi Hutchings – Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians
(travelled to the United States of America) 

Dr Hutchings completed her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at the University of Adelaide in the Anthropology Department. While teaching at the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research, the Head of School encouraged her to apply for the Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians.
 
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Dr John Evans – Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians

Dr John Evans undertook postdoctoral research at Massey University in New Zealand. He lived in New Zealand for six months, collecting data on the practices used by New Zealand coaches. The data was then compared with the data on Australian coaching practices. Dr Evans said his research skills were greatly improved by going to New Zealand and being part of a different research organisation. Dr Evans said he enjoyed broadening his horizons by living in another country.
 
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