Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

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Life expectancy rates

Based at The University of Western Australia, the Centre aims to close the gap between the life expectancy rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians and improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

Research and education

The University of Western Australia has long-established national strengths in Aboriginal health research and education.

Expertise, programs and resources

The establishment of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at UWA brings together the University's expertise, programs and resources in a strong partnership focused on a central theme for Aboriginal people and communities.

Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Roundtable

The Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Roundtable was co-sponsored by the UWA-based Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

Healthy Minds – Healthy Lives

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at UWA brings together the University’s expertise, programs and resources in a strong collaborative partnership focused on a central theme for Aboriginal people and communities - Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives. The Centre aims to drive a transformative intergenerational Aboriginal health research agenda, which delivers tangible, measurable health outcomes and services directly to Aboriginal people and communities.

The establishment of the Poche Centre at UWA is made possible by an extraordinarily generous gift by leading Australian health philanthropist Greg Poche AO and his wife, Kaye van Norton Poche, and the dedicated work of Mr Reg Richardson AM. UWA’s Poche Centre joins a family of Poche Centres at the University of Sydney, Flinders University (Adelaide and Alice Springs) and the University of Melbourne.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives has three key focus areas:

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  • Meet the team

    • Winthrop Professor Jill MilroyProf. Jill Milroy is a Palyku woman whose country is in the Pilbara region of Western Australia... More on Prof. Jill Milroy
    • Winthrop Professor Karen EdmondProf. Karen Edmond works in UWA's Centre of Research Excellence in Improving Health Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children...More on Prof. Karen Edmond
    • Winthrop Professor Dawn BessarabProf. Dawn Bessarab is an Aboriginal woman of Bard and Yjindjarbandi descent who is the Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health...More on Prof. Dawn Bessarab
    • Professor Pat DudgeonProf. Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people of the Kimberly area. She is a psychologist and research fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies...More on Prof. Pat Dudgeon
    • Winthrop Professor Sandra ThompsonProf. Sandra Thompson, Director of the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH), has been engaged in many Aboriginal health issues...More on Prof. Sandra Thompson
    • Professor David AtkinsonProfessor David Atkinson is based in Broome. He was appointed as head of the Rural Clinical School of WA, a combined program of the University of WA...More on Prof. David Atkinson