17 February 2015 | General Interest
The SNAICC conference program is beginning to take shape and the Conference Organising Committee is happy to announce some of the keynote speakers confirmed for the 2015 conference program.
We are very pleased to be able to announce that our keynote speakers will include:
Michael J. Chandler, PhD
Professor Emeritus, The University of British Columbia, Canada
A developmental psychologist, Professor Emeritus, and Distinguished CIHR and MSFHR Investigator working at the University of British Columbia. His ongoing program of research explores the role that culture plays in setting the course of identity development. In particular, his work has made it clear that both individual youth and whole indigenous communities that loose a sense of their own personal and cultural continuity are at special risk to suicide, and a host of other negative outcomes including high accident, and school drop-out rates.
Chief Executive Officer, Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia
June is the Chief Executive Officer of Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre and a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing. A champion for Indigenous Australian languages, social justice, women’s issues and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. In 2007, she fought successfully for alcohol restrictions in Fitzroy Crossing. Her focus on Aboriginal children and her determination that we do not sacrifice the health of children for the ‘right’ to buy full strength take-away alcohol, made her a role model for all Australia.
Prof. Fiona Stanley, AC FAA FASSA
Patron, Telethon Kids Institute, Distinguished Research Professor, The University of Western Australia, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow, The University of Melbourne
World-renowned scientist Professor Stanley has spent her career researching the causes of major childhood illnesses such as birth defects. Her research includes the gathering and analysis of population data for epidemiological and public health research; the causes and prevention of birth defects and major neurological disorders, particularly the cerebral palsies; patterns of maternal and child health in Aboriginal and Caucasian populations; various ways of determining the developmental origins of health and disease; collaborations to link research, policy and practice; and strategies to enhance health and well-being in populations. She pioneered the development, linkage and analysis of population level data and record linkage in Western Australia as a research and evaluation capacity.
Further details on our speakers is available by visiting the speakers page on the SNAICC National Conference website.
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