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Professor Rhonda Marriott AM

Professor Rhonda Marriott AM

A senior and highly respected Aboriginal researcher, Professor Rhonda Marriott AM is the Inaugural Pro Vice Chancellor of the Ngangk Yira Institute for Change at Murdoch University. Born in Derby, Western Australia, Prof Marriott is proudly descended from Nyikina people. Also a nurse and a midwife, she provides strong cultural and scientific leadership to the Ngangk Yira Institute’s translational research outcomes into policy and practice with a focus “Aboriginal Families, Healthy and Resilient”.

Possessing a strong vision for translational Aboriginal research and advocacy for change that is co-designed, Prof Marriott has drawn together a passionate and highly regarded team of Aboriginal and non-indigenous researchers. Together with Elders and members of the Noongar community on Whadjuk Boodjar, they ensure community translation of research findings.

She is the first known Aboriginal Head of a University School of Nursing in Australia when she became the inaugural Head of the School of Nursing at Murdoch University in 2003.

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