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10 November Tuesday

Naidoc Week: Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM

10 November 2020, 12:30 - 10 November 2020, 13:30

The guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club’s NADOC Week lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 10th November will be Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM, an epidemiologist and researcher in the area of Aboriginal health who has been Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sydney since October 2018.

Professor Jackson Pulver is an Aboriginal woman and the first known Aboriginal person to receive a PhD in medicine at the University of Sydney. Her family come from areas including South Western NSW and Northern Victoria, Northern NSW, Eastern South Australia, as well as from Wales and Scotland.

An accomplished advisor, researcher and educator – particularly in the areas of Aboriginal health, data collection, analysis and management and strategy – Professor Jackson Pulver is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor Engagement; Pro Vice-Chancellor Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Leadership; and Provost Parramatta South Campus at Western Sydney University.

Among many achievements, Professor Jackson Pulver played a key role in the development of a designated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health unit, Muru Marri, in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW and was the inaugural Chair of Aboriginal Health. She cites one of her proudest achievements as co-founding the Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program at UNSW, offering residential scholarships to Indigenous students studying medicine and other disciplines.

University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said he was delighted Professor Jackson Pulver had accepted the role.

“The selection panel and I have been enormously impressed with Lisa’s commitment to embed belonging and key Aboriginal frameworks and world views into initiatives across the education, research and government sectors, as well as into the RAAF where she is a specialist reserve member,” he said.

“This commitment dates back to her medical student days where she was a founding member of Sydney University’s Wokal Kangara (meaning ‘one blood’) Aboriginal Students Association through to more recent membership on the NHMRC’s committee for improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and current roles with institutions such as the Australian Medical Council, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Universities Australia.”


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Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free