Melbourne School of Health Sciences Indigenous Health Oration

Please join us during National Reconciliation Week for our inaugural MSHS Indigenous Health Oration & Indigenous Curriculum Framework Launch, celebrating a new approach to health sciences education at the University of Melbourne.

Jill Gallagher

Ms Jill Gallagher AO
CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

Presents: Achieving Aboriginal health and wellbeing is not a ‘wicked’ problem

Jill Gallagher AO is a Gunditjmara woman from Western Victoria who has worked within, led and advocated for the Victorian Aboriginal community all her life. Since 1998 this has been through the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), now one of Australia’s largest and most effective state Aboriginal peak advocacy organisations. As CEO since 2001, Gallagher has led a major growth in the organisation’s status by working to raise its profile and to position it as the key body in addressing Aboriginal health issues. In 2010, Gallagher was included in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and in 2013 she was appointed to the Order of Australia in recognition of her strong and effective leadership in Aboriginal health.

The Melbourne School of Health Sciences’ new Indigenous Curriculum Framework, Many Ways Learning, will also be launched by Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Date: Thursday 1st June 2017
Time: 5.00pm refreshments for 5.30pm start
Venue: The Spot, Level 1 Theatre, 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton

For catering purposes, please register here.