Dr Kim O'Donnell

Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

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

Kim is a Research Officer in Health Care Management with a teaching background in urban and remote settings. She is an Aboriginal woman and a DrPH student at Flinders University. Kim has extensive understanding and experience working with Aboriginal people in health, education and governance. She coordinated the Overburden project (2009) that investigated government contracting for Indigenous Health Services nationally. She is also the Flinders University Link Person between Flinders University (Poche Centre for Indigenous Health), and The Lowitja Instititute, a not-for-profit company formed to build a national strategic research agenda to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Her particular interest is in health system governance and design with Aboriginal community controlled organisations.

Diploma of Teaching
Master of Primary Health Care
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student
Research interests
  • Health System Policy Reform - Aboriginal health & wellbeing
  • Cultural safety
  • Lateral violence
  • Governance - Indigenous health
  • Governance - Indigenous land management
  • Accountability relationships between Aboriginal community controlled organisations and Government funders.

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