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.
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.
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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