I am a Yorta Yorta woman with family connections to Kulin Nations. I have more than 25 years’ experience in Aboriginal health; My working life includes many years in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector and Universities teaching medical students about Aboriginal Health. My background is in Public Health, Aboriginal Health and research, with particular interests in Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Safety and Patients Perspectives in Health Care. Currently I am a PhD student and have published in national journals.
Dr Doris Paton a Senior Lecturer in the Gukwonderuk Unit at Monash University, Clayton. She teaches in the Schools of Rural Health in Gippsland and supports the implementation of the ATSI Health Curriculum Framework. She provides specialist knowledge to cultural context in policy, in community capacity building and implementation of curriculum.She delivers activities that promote health as a career to primary and secondary Aboriginal students. Doris delivers cultural training to community and agencies across Gippsland. She specialises in cultural knowledge, community knowledge, community history and brings her knowledge into her teaching. Doris’s interest includes quilts making, reading, and travelling.