Bridget Hamilton 'Ally' for lived experience workers

CPN Director, Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton was the Inaugural winner of the 2018 VMIAC Consumer Awards ‘Ally’ category back in October. VMIAC CEO Maggie Toko explained the new award was launched to honour work of allies who “don’t do it for us, they do it with us and they make sure we’re out in front, they stand by us”.

This video snippet was captured at the 2018 VMIAC awards with Bridget and Professor Brenda Happell (inaugural Director of CPN and now Professor of Nursing University of Newcastle).

Bridget discusses what makes a good ally and how she sees her role as an ally (and someone with the privilege of having a secure academic position) as helping to get the sometimes tedious tasks out of the way so she can support her team to work on “things they’re passionate about”.

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