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Darlene Rotumah

BA(UWS), MIndigSt(SCU)

Lecturer

Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples

Telephone
+61467003673
Email
darlene.rotumah@scu.edu.au
Location
GC A 3.35, Gold Coast
Darlene Rotumah

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Orchid ID

0000-0002-2346-7856

Biography

B.A (UWS), MindS (SCU) PhD (SCU)

Darlene Rotumah is an Aboriginal (Bundjalung) and South Sea Islander Australian and a lecturer at Gnibi Wandarahn College of Indigenous Australian Peoples’ Gold Coast Campus. Her Doctorate focused on the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander identified health workforce, with a focus on how they navigate the cultural interface.


Previously she worked in community as an Aboriginal health worker and counsellor, during which time she gained experience as a both a researcher and a research participant.

Research

Her approach to research is deeply rooted in her cultural values, traditions and connection to the land. She believes in the importance of conducting research that respects and acknowledges Indigenous Knowledge systems, worldviews, perspectives and protocols.

Community engagement

Darlene's work adds to teaching, research and community knowledge and content enhancing social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people and communities.

Supervision

Darlene is a co-supervisor in a higher degree supervisory team.

Teaching

Darlene uses Aboriginal learning techniques to provide a safe environment where all students are invited to ask questions, share and take risks.

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