Lorna is a Lecturer in Indigenous Health with the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health & Wellbeing in Alice Springs. Lorna has a background in health, education and training and Indigenous health research.
Bachelor of Teaching (EBTCHA), Northern Territory University, Casuarina, 1995.
Masters of Education in Adult Education (MEd) University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, 2005.
Enrolled in Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH), Flinders University, SA, 2018. Lorna’s DrPH thesis aims to explore Aboriginal patient’s perceptions of ‘wellbeing’.
Award - Indigenous E- Learning Champion Networks for Very Remote Community Microbusiness, School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems, (SAIKS), Charles Darwin University (CDU), 2006.
Lorna has worked in several research projects in Top End and in Central Australia. More recently she worked as Research Fellow on an Australian Research Council Discovery (ARC) research project on the ‘Fly in fly out’ workforce with the NT Department of Health, Far West Local Health District, University of Melbourne, Adelaide University, Monash University, Macquarie University and Flinders University. Lorna has been involved in clinical research looking at episodes of staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and a bronchiectasis study and has been involved in NT government program evaluations and has project managed a homelessness research project with Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC).
Menzies School of Health Research (MSHR) Reference Groups:
Member of MSHR Child Health Division Indigenous Child Health Indigenous Reference Group;
Member of MSHR eMHPrac reference group formerly the Expert Reference Group for eMental Health Strategies for Indigenous Primary Healthcare.
Member of Suicide Story Evaluation Project Steering Group.