Medical School welcomes Indigenous health lecturer

Thursday 3 May 2012

Ms Samia Goudie has been appointed as Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Health at the ANU Medical School. Before her appointment to the Medical School late last year, Ms Goudie was a research fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.  Her work and interest in the area of intergenerational trauma healing led to her to study for a year in the USA on a Fulbright Fellowship in 2007.

Ms Goudie has also held various positions in Indigenous health, as a counsellor and educator for welfare and community development and in the area of women's health, youth, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.  She is currently finalising her PhD, Stories of Hope and Resilience.

"I am excited to come to ANU and work with the Medical School as I believe we are all dedicated to making a difference to the health outcomes of Aboriginal people.  To do this means ensuring that students are aware of the skills needed to address the current 'burden of disease' that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples carry and addressing, in particular, the social, political and economic determinants that impact their social and emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing."

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