Carmen D R Parter Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016

Carmen D R Parter

Adjunct Associate Professor, Carmen Parter Carmen is a proud descendent of the Darumbal and Juru clans of the Birra Gubba Nation of Queensland, which is a state of Australia.  She grew up in a country town in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) where she started her career as a registered nurse, a registered midwife and a Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She began working in the policy areas relating to Aboriginal child protection and Aboriginal law and justice with most of her time spent in Aboriginal health in NSW. In summary, Carmen has been a clinician, educator, researcher, policy advisor, project officer, manager and senior executive spanning a public servant career of over 30 years. Carmen has a Masters in Public Administration, a Masters of Arts in Indigenous Social Policy, a Diploma of Community Services and, accepted an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment with the Sydney Nursing and Midwifery School, University of Sydney in 2015. She is also the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Vice President of the Public Health Association of Australia. After six years with the NSW Ministry of Health as the Director for Aboriginal Health responsible for statewide Aboriginal health policy, planning and funding initiatives throughout NSW, Carmen is now embarking on a PhD at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, School of Medicine, under the University of Sydney’s Wingara Murra Leadership program as a full-time academic fellow.

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