Menzies School of Health Research
Alana is a pakana (Tasmanian Aboriginal) woman from the North East coast of lutruwita (Tasmania), and more recently the Bass Strait Islands of Cape Barren and Flinders Island.
Alana is passionate about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and health. She believes that the wellbeing and identity of her people is strongly centered on connection to land, culture and spirituality. She has over seven years’ experience in research, research translation, community engagement, health education and clinical consultation.
Alana recently completed a Masters by Research with a focus on Traditional and Complementary Medicine use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients, and more specifically, the disclosure of this use to their cancer healthcare professionals. Alana is currently undertaking a PhD under the What Matters Wellbeing project at Menzies School of Health Research.