Congress Lowitja 2012 Awards

As part of our commitment to building the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Lowitja Institute held two national competitive awards in the lead-up to Congress Lowitja 2012. These awards are focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and students whose area of interest is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Successful recipients of the awards received $5,000 towards their professional development, registration at Congress Lowitja, and a trophy. Applications were assessed for demonstrated excellence in research and knowledge exchange.

Pat Anderson with award winners: Chelsea Bond and Ray Lovett

Lowitja Institute Chair Pat Anderson flanked by Congress Lowitja 2012 Award winners Chelsea Bond and Ray Lovett [Photograph by James Henry]

Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researcher award

For researchers who have not yet become fully independent leading a competitive grant, but demonstrate an interest in moving towards a lead role in research and have experience working within a research team.

Winner: Chelsea Bond

Current role: Research and Teaching Manager, Inala Indigenous Health Service, Queensland.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student award

For students currently enrolled or submitting up to 30 June 2012 in a Masters by Research, PhD or a Professional Doctorate within an Australian university.

Winner: Raymond Lovett

Current thesis: Epidemiology of alcohol and tobacco use in urban Indigenous populations. Acculturation in Indigenous AOD use, Australian National University, Canberra.

More information

For more information about the award winners and presentations, go to Award winners shine at Congress dinner, Wangka Pulka, December 2012.

Created: 19 July 2012 - Updated: 14 January 2013