Dr Anne-Marie Eades and Ms Bonita Byrne presented a NAIDOC Week seminar as part of the 2019 NDARC Seminar Series on Thursday, 11 July 2019. The seminar provided an in-depth analysis of two research streams: the roles and responsibilities of Aboriginal women; and the relationship between conflict and drug and alcohol harms in Aboriginal communities.
Dr Anne-Marie Eades: A brief overview of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia
Dr Anne-Marie Eades is a UNSW Scientia Fellow with The George Institute. She is a Noongar woman from WA and a descendant of a Wiilman father and Minang mother. Her research interests relate to the role of psychosocial factors in chronic disease and building resilience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. She has a particular interest in women’s issues and children in out of home care. Her PhD study was understanding how individual, family and societal influences impact on Indigenous women’s health.
Ms Bonita Byrne: Cultures within cultures: Investigating the association between conflict and alcohol and drug related harm in Aboriginal communities in NSW
Bonita Byrne is a Higher Degree Research candidate at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney. She is a Wiradjuri woman who has had a distinguished career in Aboriginal health. She established the Aboriginal Women’s and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault committees in NSW and was the first Aboriginal Women’s Officer in the Premier’s Department NSW.