Acting Co-Head of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Carol Michie is an East Arrernte woman from Alice Springs who has lived in Perth for the past 30 years. She has many contacts and connections with the local Noongar community as well as many connections throughout the communities of WA and Australia. Carol has over 25 years’ experience of working within child education and child development services and is passionate about being part of playing a positive role in enhancing the opportunities of our Aboriginal families to provide a culturally supportive environment in which to raise confident, resilient children who feel they have something to offer.
Carol am passionate about our people and communities having a voice to participate in working together with the wider community to bring about change to improve the health and wellbeing of our Aboriginal children for a better future.
Her goal is to help build and guide a better understanding of the importance of developing cultural awareness to provide better health outcomes that sustain respectful relationships between health research, the health profession and the Aboriginal community.
Carol is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to work under the guidance of her Elders who are co-researchers on the Ngulluk Koolunga Ngulluk Koort (Our Children, Our Heart) Project. She is enjoying being able to help facilitate bringing together her Aboriginal world and the research world to sit at the same table to share a common goal of moving forward to help her future generation.
Health Outcomes of Children Living in Out-of-Home Care in Metropolitan Western Australia: A Sequential Mixed-Methods Study—A Protocol Paper
The research protocol described aims to examine and establish the health outcomes of children and young people living in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) in Perth, Western Australia from the perspective of the care recipients and service providers. A Study Advisory Panel will be established comprised of Aboriginal Elders (because of the over-representation of Aboriginal children in OOHC), health professionals and other relevant stakeholders to help co-design all phases of the study.Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Early Childhood Development Aboriginal HealthMarch 2020
Raising strong, solid Koolunga: Values and beliefs about early child development among Perth's Aboriginal community
We detail the unique findings from an Aboriginal early child development research project with a specific focus on the Nyoongar/Aboriginal community of PerthPublished research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Aboriginal HealthOctober 2019
Delivering Elder- and Community-Led Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Research: Lessons from the Ngulluk Koolunga Ngulluk Koort Project
We describe the application of a participatory action research methodology that is grounded in Aboriginal worldviewsPublished research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Aboriginal Health