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Caris Jalla

Caris Jalla

In 2008 Caris graduated with Bachelors in Health Science and Economics from the University of Western Australia, where she was awarded the Faith Stewart Faith Stewart Book Prize in Health Sciences. Having worked in the areas of disability and research, at The Centre for Cerebral Palsy and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Caris intends to continue in research and disability with a focus on Aboriginality. She plans to build upon her career in Indigenous health by undertaking a Masters of Philosophy with the thesis entitled 'Understanding health, wellbeing and disability in young people: an Aboriginal perspective'. Caris was born in Malaysia and is a descendant of the Indigenous people of Sarawak. Her long-term goals are to continually contribute to research and practice of health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities.

Submitted and received funding for related project 'Growing Solid Aboriginal Communities and Children with Disabilities in Kalgoorlie: a service delivery model'. $500,000 awarded to The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, by the Non-Government Centre Support Scheme. Researcher is the Project Officer on the grant.