Dr Annabelle Wilson

Senior Research Fellow Indigenous Health

Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity

place Health Sciences Building (2.46)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Annabelle Wilson is a Senior Research Fellow and Accredited Practising Dietitian with a strong interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Her PhD was awarded in 2012, entitled 'Addressing Uncomfortable Issues: The role of White health professionals in Aboriginal health'. She has worked with Aboriginal people both as a dietitian and a researcher in urban, rural and remote communities across Australia. She has a strong comittment to working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to ethical research and practice.

She is currently employed to manage a number of Indigenous health research projects including the NHMRC funded project entitled 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers’ and Liaison Officers’ role in quality acute health care services'.

She previously managed an ARC Linkage Grant entitled 'Trust makers, breakers and brokers: building trust in the Australian food system' which was undertaken in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She was also involved in replicating this work on the Island of Ireland.

She is involved in and/ or has played an advisory role in other projects related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health including 'The effect of Cultural Safety training for health professionals', 'A Community of Practice for Dietitians and Nutritionists working in Indigenous health' and 'Establishing meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities in the obesity prevention space' with the CO-OPS (Collaboration of Obesity Prevention Sites) Collaboration.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) 2008
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2012

Honours, awards and grants

Honours and Awards

2015 Flinders University Vice Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers

2009 Australian Postgraduate Award

2008 SA Health PhD Scholarship

2004 Chancellor's Commendation for Outstanding Academic Achievement

2003 Chancellor's Commendation for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Recent Grants

2018. Wilson A, McCullum D, Tonkin E, Coveney J and Ward P. Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grants, ‘The role of health professionals in (re)building trust with consumers about food’, $22 500.

2018. Coveney J, Tonkin E, Wilson A, Ward P and Webb T. Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grants, ‘The health implications of distrust in the food system’, $22 500.

2017. Mackean T, Baum F, Wilson A, Willis E, Kelly J, Taylor K, Gibson O, Hunter C & O’Donnell K. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers’ and Liaison Officers’ role in quality acute health care services. NHMRC Project Grant. $1 571 334.20.

2017. Mackean T, Freeman T, Wilson A, Ivers R, Clapham K and Hunter K. Health system competence for culturally safe care: building a collaboration to develop a national intervention study. The Lowitja Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research. $148 221.

Research interests
  • Aboriginal health
  • Indigenous health
  • Food and trust
  • Food and equity
  • Community-based obesity prevention
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health professional practice
Teaching interests

Annabelle has had a range of teaching experiences including:

  • Endnote Lecturer, The Centre for Educational Information and Communication Technology
  • Topic tutor, HLTH3102, Qualitative Methods for Social Health Research (semester 1, 2016)
  • She has acted as a guest lecturer across a range of topics including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, research methods and food systems
Supervisory interests
Aboriginal health
Food and nutrition
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Indigenous education (1), Indigenous nutrition (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: Public health nutrition (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Aboriginal health
Food and trust
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0427 398 713
Interests
  • Aboriginal health
  • Food and trust

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