The 2020 Symposium Series for the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Health + Alcohol showcases the research being conducted by the Centre’s students and early career researchers.
All presenters are Aboriginal themselves and so bring a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities in this field.
The final webinar of the Symposium will be co-presented by SMART Recovery Australia Research Advisory Committee member and Worimi woman, Liz Dale.
The webinar will examine how mainstream approaches work for Aboriginal people.
Dr Liz Dale is a Worimi woman completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wollongong. Her thesis focuses on understanding the cultural suitability and helpfulness of SMART recovery for Indigenous Australians. Through collaborations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SMART facilitators and group members, Liz’s research will deliver practical recommendations regarding the most culturally appropriate way to deliver SMART Recovery groups with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants. The team at SMART is super excited that Liz’s work will inform better ways of working with Aboriginal facilitators and participants. You can listen to her explaining her research below.
Lynette Bullen is a Wiradjuri woman undertaking a Health Education and Training Institute, Rural Research Capacity Building Program through NSW Health. She has worked in drug and alcohol for nearly 25 years. Lynette is a Senior Drug and Alcohol Clinician at the Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment Unit in Orange.