University of Melbbourne
Péta Phelan is an allied health professional (Rehabilitation Counsellor) and 2018 Poche Leadership Fellow. Melbourne born, raised, and based, she has family connections to the Riverina region of NSW. She is undertaking her PhD in the area of Indigenous identity intersectionality at the University of Melbourne.
Péta is the Manager of Alumni Development (Indigenous) at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne, where she is also undertaking a PhD in Aboriginal Intersectionality, researching the unique experiences of queer Aboriginal women and the impacts that intersectionality has on their social and emotional wellbeing. Previously she was the Senior Clinical Educator of Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) at Victoria’s peak Aboriginal health organisation, VACCHO, and an academic (lecturer and clinical supervisor) at Flinders University, working in the Disability and Community Inclusion Unit (DCIU) within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She has served on the national board of the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia (RCAA), where she was RCAA’s appointed national representative for both the Australian Health Professions Rural and Remote Committee (AHPARR), and the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA).