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Ms Rosalie Thackrah

Julia McHenry

Rosalie Thackrah has postgraduate qualifications in Anthropology and Education from the University of Western Australia. She has taught, conducted research and supervised students for many years at UWA and Curtin University. Rosalie has extensive experience in the areas of cross cultural education and health, and, over a number of years, and in partnership with colleagues at Curtin University's Centre for Aboriginal Studies, developed a new core unit on Indigenous health for nursing and midwifery students. Together with two colleagues, she was awarded the Australian Learning and Teaching Council's 2010 Neville Bonner Award for Excellence in Indigenous Education for this initiative. In the same year she was invited to Jonkoping University, Sweden to lecture and run workshops on cultural issues in health and edited a book with Kim Scott titled 'Indigenous Australian Health and Cultures: An introduction for health professionals' which is now widely used as a textbook across the country. Rosalie is currently completing a PhD at the University of Western Australia looking at culturally secure practice in midwifery education and service provision for Aboriginal women. She continues to teach on a part-time basis at Curtin University.

PhD Project:

Culturally secure practice in midwifery education and service provision for Aboriginal women