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Senior Research Officer, Ngulluk Koolunga Ngulluk Koort (Our Children, Our Heart) Project

BA (Hons) PhD

An experienced qualitative researcher, Clair joined the Institute in 2006. She has worked on numerous projects in Aboriginal health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on the early years and adolescence as critical periods impacting a range of outcomes across the life course. Clair is passionate about research that advances a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, emphasizes the centrality of social determinants and the importance of healing from stress and intergenerational trauma as critical components of people’s health and wellbeing. Her current research seeks to identify ways that programs and services can work in partnership with Aboriginal communities, be family focused and culturally responsive, and support Aboriginal people to have greater control over their lives and health outcomes.

Clair completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (first class) and postgraduate qualifications at Macquarie University, Sydney NSW. While completing her doctoral dissertation Clair spent 6 months at The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London.

Clair is currently working with the Ngulluk Kulunga Ngulluk Kort: Our Children Our Heart project.