Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit - University of South Australia
Tina is a currently completing her PhD with the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, University of South Australia. She is a Yawarrawarrka / Yandruwandha woman with over ten years of experience in Aboriginal Health in multiple clinical, project and leadership roles working with Aboriginal children and families. Tina holds a Bachelor of Social Work, First Class Honours exploring how cultural factors and social work theoretical frameworks shape social work practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tina is passionate about meaningful research that positively contributes to community’s health and wellbeing. Within her social worker career, she has worked closely with diverse communities and understands the complexities facing communities. Tina has experience providing clinical and cultural supervision, professional development, complex clinical decision making and operationalising evidence-based research into practice. This experience has driven her to a pursue a PhD and contribute to the best available evidence to support high quality services and improved outcomes.
Her research interests are in social and emotional wellbeing, the social determinants of health and holistic approaches to working with Aboriginal communities to improve health and wellbeing outcomes.