Dr Stewart Sutherland

PhD
Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Health, ANU Medical School
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Dr Stewart Sutherland was born and raised in Wellington NSW the heart of Wiradjuri country. For over a decade he has worked in Indigenous health, in more recent years focusing on identity and mental health particularly Social and Emotional Wellbeing of the Stolen Generations (people forcibly removed from their families). Stewart has just finished his PHD, at the Australian National University Canberra, the focus of which was the interplay between reconciliation (apology) and the social emotional wellbeing of people forcibly removed from their families.

 

Research interests

Education, Social and Emotional Wellbeing; Cultural Identity; Trauma; Forced Removal, Cultural Transference, Cultural Knowledge Systems, Food Traditions and Security, Indigenous Health and Reconciliation.

  • Moodie, N, Ward, J, Dudgeon, P, McDonnell, S et al. 2020, 'Roadmap to Recovery: Reporting on a research taskforce supporting Indigenous responses to COVID-19 in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, p. 13.
  • Sutherland, S 2017, Reconciliation: The Effects of Reconciliation Initiatives (Apologies) on the Social and Emotional Wellbeing of People Affected by Past Forced Removal Policies – A Transnational Comparative Study (Australia, Canada, and New Zealand).
  • Sutherland, S, Russell, L, Adams, M et al 2014, 'Attending the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada National Event in Vancouver, September 2013: a narrative report', Australian Aboriginal Studies, no. 1, pp. 125-131.