Dr Annabelle Wilson

Senior Research Fellow Indigenous Health

Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity

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

Annabelle Wilson is a Senior Research Fellow and Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) with extensive experience 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 commitment to working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to ethical research and practice.

She currently manages and leads Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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' and a number of other projects related to practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

She recently delivered a lecture as part of the BRAVE Lecture Series at Flinders University entitled 'Courageous Questions: Transforming non-Indigenous leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health' which can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzAXDhbZrLM

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

2020. Wilson A, Wilson R, Jackson K and Agnew D. “Exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander understandings of health and wellbeing in the Australian Football League”. Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute Kickstart Grant, $21 750.

2019. Wilson A, Delbridge R, Palermo C and Mackean T. Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grants, ‘Peer mentoring for dietitians working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: scaling up to a national intervention study’, $24 911.

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.

Key responsibilities

Research Program Co-Lead, Social Determinants, Healthy Communities, FHMRI

Member, College of Medicine and Public Health Reconciliation Action Plan Implementation Group

Member, College of Medicine and Public Health Social Accountability Committee

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
Topic coordinator
PHCA1507 Introduction to Public Health
Supervisory interests
Aboriginal health
Food and nutrition
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Aboriginal health - Palliative care (1), Health Services Research - Aboriginal health (1), Dementia and homelessness (1), Aboriginal health - wellbeing (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: Public health nutrition (1), Aboriginal health - food and nutrition (1)
Interests
  • Aboriginal health
  • Food and trust

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