Ms Lorna Murakami-Gold

Poche Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Centre for Remote Health, Alice Springs
PO Box 2234, Alice Springs 0871, Northern Territory

Lorna is the Poche Research Fellow for Poche SA + NT in Mparntwe (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) part-time, Flinders University, SA, 2018. Lorna’s DrPH thesis is a collaboration with Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (The Purple House) about Exploring ‘Yanangu’ experiences of ‘Kurrunpa Wanka’ (a good life).

Honours, awards and grants

The Central Australia Academic Health Science Network (CA AHSN). MRFF 2020 Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART) Grant application. Better health and social outcomes through culturally responsive research and knowledge translation for Aboriginal people of Central Australia and Barkly regions. McCarthy, L., Murakami-Gold, L., Aitken, R. & Hines, S. Award date: 7/11/21.

First Nation Researchers Collective, Flinders University. Leadership Group: Dr Natalie Harkin, Dr Karla Canuto, Ms Lorna Murakami-Gold with Anna Schkabaryn and Dr Simone Tur and Dr Jen Beaudry. 2022.

Awarded the Women’s Health Research Translation Network, Emerging Leaders Fellowship. 12-month position. 2021.

Awarded Indigenous E- Learning Champion Networks for Very Remote Community Microbusiness, School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems, (SAIKS), Charles Darwin University (CDU), 2006.

Key responsibilities
  • Networking with key stakeholders to collaborate on National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research priorities.
  • Involvement in specific research priorities identified by Poche SA + NT in Mparntwe (Alice Springs).
  • Collaborate in the implementation of research knowledge and translation activities.
Teaching interests
  •      Adult Education
  •      Culturally safe communication
  •      Health Literacy
  •      Mentoring