Aboriginal Research Project Officer
Emerging child health researcher and Whadjuk Yued woman from the Noongar Nation, Danielle Headland is an Aboriginal Research Officer with the Telethon Kids Institute Ear Health Team. Having completed a Bachelor of Health Science at The University of Western Australia, Ms Headland is now undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Population Studies through UWA, while simultaneously supporting research aimed at improving the ear health of Aboriginal children. Her previous work at the Institute has involved supporting lung health projects in Aboriginal community engagement, recruitment and cultural safety.
Ms Headland has undertaken a range of mentorship, leadership, capacity-building and community roles including as Chair of the Telethon Kids Aboriginal Staff Network, Mentor for the Aboriginal High-School program with the Aurora Foundation and as a volunteer at the Telethon Kids Discovery Centre – an initiative aimed at getting children excited about a career in science.