University of Newcastle
Michelle Bovill is a Wiradjuri woman from Mudgee, NSW. Bovill is an artist and Social worker, working for over 8 years in the Out of Home Care Sector. In 2018 Bovill submitted her PhD in 'Culturally responsive approaches for the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in smoking cessation care'. Bovill's PhD was supported by a National Heart Foundation Indigenous Scholarship. In 2019 Bovill will continue this work funded by an NHMRC Fellowship to explore the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in non-pharmachological approaches to smoking cessation. Bovill utilises Indigenous research methodologies in the health research space to privilege the voices and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Bovill is also interested in the application and reporting of Aboriginal health research ethics and ways these can be improve to be meaningful to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.