Ms Susan Parker Pavlovic

Associate Lecturer, Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers) / Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers)


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Biographical details

Susan is a proud Aboriginal woman, from the Yaegl community of Maclean in Northern NSW. Susan has a Bachelor of Health Science (Community Studies major) from Western Sydney university, and more recently completed a Graduate Dilpoma in Indigenous Health Promotion, from the University of Sydney.

After completeing her undergraduate degree, Susan was employed by the Department of Ageing, Disability & Home care, and worked across a number of units including, Strategic Human Resources, Aboriginal Policy Unit and the Office for Ageing.

Susan went on to become the Indigenous Program manager at the Queensland Centre for Mothers & Babies. This was Susan's first involvement in the design, develoment and implentation of a research project, which aimed to find out about Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women's experiences of maternal healthcare. A report was submitted to Queensland health which supported the need for more Indigenous midwives to contribute to the overall cultural safety and framworks within Queensland.

Susan then joined the North Coast Primary health network, firstly as an Indigenous Health Project officer based in Tweed Heads. Susan then became the Manager of Aboriginal health in 2017 and stayed there unitl July 2018 when she joined the University Centre for Rural health as an Associate lecturer in Aboriginal health.

Teaching and supervision

Aboriginal health, health promotion, Aboriginal Community led iniatives and projects. Child and maternal health

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