Lorraine Muller

Lorraine is an academic based in Townsville, North QLD Australia. She has dedicated many years to study with a particular focus on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

She has completed 2 PhDs that builds on her undergraduate BSocSc-BSW Hons degrees.   Lorraine is a member of the AIATSIS Human Research Ethics Committee, a member of Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville.




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Lorraine’s first published book has received industry accolades, including “Category Winner” in the Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2015

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A Theory For Indigenous Australian Health And Human Service Work

This text is derived from Lorraine’s first PhD thesis.  It has received many excellent peer reviews, and is a valuable resource for anyone studying within this field.

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My area of expertise is situated within the disparate but interconnected Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian cultures and identities: Indigenous Australian knowledges and practices, non-Indigenous mainstream Australian culture, and the complex interactions between them.

Respect always, is my axiom: this reflects the basis of my practice and life’s philosophy. I refer to the Indigenous Australian concept of respect, which differs significantly from non-Indigenous understanding of respect.

My objectives are to promote and stimulate respect and greater understanding between Indigenous Australians and also with non-Indigenous Australians. I actively seek areas of similarity, common ground, and points of difference to celebrate, as ways of identifying opportunity to build respect.

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