Edith Cowan University
Professor Beth Armstrong is Foundation Chair in Speech Pathology at Edith Cowan University in Perth. She leads a multidisciplinary team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers focused on improving service delivery and quality of life for Aboriginal people after brain injury. Her research is based on collaborative community and health provider partnerships including those with WA Aboriginal and Community Controlled Health Services, the WA Department of Health, and the Stroke Foundation. Professor Armstrong has attracted ongoing funding from the NHMRC to support this program of research.
Professor Julianne (Juli) Coffin is an Aboriginal Western Australian who has traditional ties to her grandparents' country in the Pilbara region (Nyangumarta). She is the Ellison Professor Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing at Telethon Kids Institute in the Kimberley. Professor Coffin is a prominent Aboriginal researcher with research expertise in cultural security, education and research across a diverse range of chronic diseases, nutrition, contextualising bullying, and health promotion. With a keen interest in Aboriginal languages and ways of learning Professor Coffin combines her education and cultural learnings to deliver the outstanding translation of research into practice that is always of an impeccable standard.