Dr Rosalie Thackrah

Rosalie Thackrah for web

Senior Lecturer

BA,DipEd,MA,PhD (W.Aust)

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Professional Background:

Rosalie completed a PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2016, which looked at culturally secure practice in midwifery education and service provision for Aboriginal women. She also has postgraduate qualifications in anthropology and education and has taught, conducted research and supervised students for many years at UWA and Curtin University. In partnership with colleagues at Curtin’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies, she developed a new core unit on Indigenous health for nursing and midwifery students, which won the Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2010. In the same year she was invited to Jonkoping University, Sweden to lecture and run workshops on cultural issues in health. Rosalie is co-editor with Kim Scott of a textbook titled Indigenous Australian Health and Cultures: An introduction for health professionals, published in 2011 by Pearson.

Research Interests:

Development of cultural capabilities among health professionals; knowledge transfer to clinical and community settings, addressing systemic racism through education, institutional responses to racism in health care delivery.