The University of Newcastle, Australia

Indigenous Alumni Award

The Indigenous Alumni Award recognises alumni whose outstanding contribution has demonstrated engagement and impact working with Australian Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Previous recipients include leaders who have made an impact in indigenous education, health and society.

2019 Alumni Achievers

2019 Achiever - Dr James Charles

Dr James Charles

Associate Professor, Deakin University
PhD 2017

As a proud Kaurna man from the Adelaide Plains, Dr James Charles is leading the way in the world of podiatry and Indigenous health.

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2019 Achiever - Dr Mark Wenitong

Dr Mark Wenitong

Public Health Medical Advisor, Apunipima Cape York Health Council
B Medicine 1994

As one of the first Indigenous medicine graduates in Australia in 1994, Dr Mark Wenitong completed his medical studies as a mature-age student and proceeded to join World Vision and work in Central Australia where he encountered some of the harshest health challenges.

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2019 Achiever - Luke Pearson

Luke Pearson

Director of IndigenousX
B Teaching 2004 / B Arts 2004

Luke Pearson is a Gamilaroi man, teacher, public speaker, and trainer and Founder of @IndigenousX, which uses the alternative media space and unique characteristics of the Internet to renegotiate the representation of Indigenous voices.

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