South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Kimberly is a proud Kaurna, Narangga women. She has spent the majority of her life in Adelaide western and north eastern suburbs. Kimberly is passionate about working alongside her Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities and working in roles that focus on creating better living conditions and health outcomes for her people.
In November 2016 Kimberly joined the CREATE Team, Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Theme, South Australian Medical and Research Institute as Administration Assistant. kick-starting her career in research, Kimberly accepted the role of Junior Research Assistant and is currently working on the Continuous Quality Improvement Best Practice Framework for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations. Kimberley has also had the opportunity to assist several other Best Practice case studies obtaining sound knowledge of ACCHOs practices across governance, funding and the social determinants of health. She has also supported her team, by helping collaborate and secure a small grant in partnership with the Royal Adelaide Hospital, through the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the 2018 Reconciliation week events.
In 2017 Kimberly started studying a bachelor’s degree in Health and Medical Sciences and has been nominated twice for the channel 9 Young Achievers Award, she was a semi-finalist consecutively for both years. Just recently in 2019 Kimberly successfully won the Neville Fazulla Aboriginal Health Memorial Scholarship, established by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, (SAHMRI).
This year alongside her colleagues, Kimberly will be presenting the accomplishments of the CREATE Project for the first time at the 2019 Lowitja Indigenous Health & Wellbeing Conference, Darwin.