Australian Catholic University
Doseena is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descended through Wuthathi, Mabiauag Island and Ambonese ancestry. A proud mother of 3 amazing adult children and grandmother to 4 beautiful grandchildren, she has a PhD in nursing research. As a registered nurse and midwife who has worked as an Aboriginal Health Team’s clinical coordinator for 11 years, she lectures in Aboriginal health and culture at the Australian Catholic University. Currently she is Project Lead Embedding Indigenous Knowing into the curricula as well as overseeing the Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous Postgraduate and Academics to the University. She is the founding member of a number of Aboriginal Community Services in Melbourne. In 2016 she became a Churchill Fellow and the inaugural Fellow of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives. She was recognised as the Citizen of the Year by the Yarra Ranges Council; inducted into the Victorian Roll of Honour for Women and in 2019 awarded an Order of Australia Medal in recognition for her work in Community Health.