Annabelle Wilson is a Senior Research Fellow and Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) 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 commitment 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.
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) 2008
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2012
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
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.
Annabelle has had a range of teaching experiences including:
2018 Associate Editor, BMC Public Health Journal
2014 National Health and Medical Research Council Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarships Panel Member
2014 - Chair: Professional and Community Engagement, School of Health Sciences, Flinders University
2013 - Dietitians Association of Australia Indigenous Interest Group Vice-Convenor
2013 - Dietitians Association of Australia Journal and Scientific Publication Management Committee
2013 - Link Person, Flinders University/ Lowitja Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research
2012 - 2013 Dietitians Association of Australia SA Branch Executive
2013 Dietitians Association of Australia SA Branch Continuing Professional Development Coordinator
2013 National Health and Medical Research Council Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarships Panel Member
2013 Mentor, Public Health Association of Australia/ Australian Health Promotion Association Mentoring Scheme
2012 - Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle (OPAL) Aboriginal Engagement Sub-Committee
2011 - 2013 Mentor, Dietitians Association of Australia Accredited Practising Dietitian Program
2009 - 2011 Dietitians Association of Australia Scientific and Social Program Committee, 29th National Conference
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