University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 1999
Graduate Diploma in Health Science 1993
2011 FINALIST - INDIGENOUS ALUMNI AWARD
Despite commencing her education as a mature age student, Kerrie now holds an impressive number of qualifications. A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Mental Health and Social and Emotional Well-being; a Graduate Diploma of Applied Sciences; a Masters of Indigenous Health; and a Doctorate in Integrating Community into Local Health Services.
Kerrie is currently enrolled in her second Doctorate on Social Inclusion in Aboriginal Communities at the University of Newcastle.
Kerrie’s early career saw her complete Certificates in General Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, and Renal Nursing, before she commenced a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the age of 33.
Now an Endeavour Award Fellow researching identity issues in New Zealand, Kerrie is also an Associate Professor of Indigenous Health at the University of Canberra.
Kerrie’s teaching has made a significant impact on ensuring the cultural proficiency of Australian health care practitioners and cemented her place as a role model for Aboriginal people.