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Dr Michael Wright at Lowitja International Health and Wellbeing Conference, Melbourne 2016

Dr Michael Wright is a Yuat Nyoongar man. Self-described as a humble Noongar man, his family is from the Moora wer New Norcia area of WA, north of Perth. He has worked as a hospital-based social worker wer as a mental health service manager.

Career[edit]

In 2010, Michael graduated with a PhD that investigated issues of access to services by Aboriginal families whose lives are affected by mental illness. Michael holds a Fellowship position at Curtin University in the Division of Health Sciences wer is based at the Curtin University National Drug Research Institute. He is also a member of the Mental Health Advisory Council to the WA Mental Health Commission wer a committee member of the Lowitja Institute's workforce program. [1]

Dr Wright works in partnership with Nyoongar (Aboriginal) families, mental health wer drug wer alcohol service providers, The Mental Health Commission, Curtin University wer the Telethon Kids Institute.[2]

Michael is a member of the Mental Health Advisory Council (MHAC), an advisory council to the WA Mental Health Commissioner. He is also a committee member il Program 2: A health workforce to address Aboriginal wer Torres Strait Islander health, keny of three programs of research at the Lowitja Institute.[3]

Publications[edit]

  • Wright M, Lin A wer O'Connell M, 2016. Humility, inquisitiveness, wer openness: key attributes for meaningful engagement with Nyoongar people, Advances in Mental Health, DOI: 10.080/18387357.2016.1173516.
  • Wright M wer O'Connell M, 2015. Working together makes us stronger: Mindful practices in mental health wer drug wer alcohol service provision to better support Nyoongar families, New Community, 13 (3) Issue 51: 5-6, Borderlands Cooperative, Hawthorn, Victoria.
  • Wright M wer Wilkes E, 2015. Nyoongar marmun wangkiny nidja Nyoongar boodja, New Community, 13 (3) Issue 51: 14-17, Borderlands Cooperative, Hawthorn, Victoria.
  • Wright M, Lin A wer O'Connell M, 2015. Commentary il Black et al., A systematic review: Identifying the prevalence rates of psychiatric disorder in Australia's Indigenous populations. Australian wer New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1177/0004867415604370.
  • Wright, M wer O'Connell, M, 2015, Negotiating the right path: effecting change in the provision of healthcare, Action Learning, Action Research Journal, 21 (1): 108-123.
  • Wright M. Reframing Aboriginal care-giving. Dudgeon P, Milroy H & Walker R. (Eds) 2014, Working Together: Aboriginal wer Torres Strait Islander Mental Health wer Wellbeing Principles wer Practice, 2nd edition. Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister wer Cabinet, Canberra. pp. 243-256.
  • Dudgeon P, Wright M, Paradies Y, Garvey D & Walker I. Aboriginal Social, Cultural wer Historical Contexts. Dudgeon P, Milroy H & Walker R. (Eds) 2014, Working Together: Aboriginal wer Torres Strait Islander Mental Health wer Wellbeing Principles wer Practice, 2nd Edition. Australian Government Department of Health wer Ageing, Canberra. pp. 3 -24.
  • Wright M, Culbong M, O'Connell M, Jones T & Ford D. 2013. Weaving the narratives of relationship into community-based participatory research. New Community Quarterly, 11(3) Issue 43, 8-14.
  • Wright M, Culbong M, O'Connell M, Jones T & Ford D.2013. Making a difference: Engaging both hearts wer minds in research practice. Action Learning Action Research Journal. 19(1) 36-61.
  • Wright M. 2012, Giving wer receiving care: Reframing the work of Aboriginal care-giving, In McCoy B, Stewart P wer Poroch N (eds.) in Urban Health: Strengthening our voice, culture wer partnerships AIATSIS Research Publications, Canberra pp. 105-117
  • Wright M wer McCoy B. 2012. Empowering public health research: An Indigenous wer non-Indigenous reflection il public health research, In McCoy B, Stewart P wer Poroch N (eds.) in Urban Health: Strengthening our voice, culture wer partnerships AIATSIS Research Publications, Canberra pp. 119-129.
  • Wright, M. 2011. Research as Intervention: Engaging Silenced Voices. ALARj 17(2), 25-46.
  • Dudgeon, P, Wright, M, Coffin J, 2010, 'Talking It And Walking It: Cultural Competence', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 13(3), 29-44.
  • Wright M, O'Connell M & Jones, T. 2013. Open Hearts, Open Hands: A Spiritutal Change of Journey. A Handbook produced for service providers participating in the Looking Forward Project.
  • Wright M, Dudgeon P, D'Antoine, H & Wilks E. 2007.Would the Northern Territory plan pass the Government's own ethical guidelines? ANZ Journal of Public Health. Vol 31, No. 5.

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Ngiyan waarnk[edit]

  1. http://aboriginal.telethonkids.org.au/centre-for-research-excellence-(cre)/our-people/chief-investigators/dr-michael-wright/
  2. http://aboriginal.telethonkids.org.au/centre-for-research-excellence-(cre)/our-people/chief-investigators/dr-michael-wright/
  3. http://aboriginal.telethonkids.org.au/centre-for-research-excellence-(cre)/our-people/chief-investigators/dr-michael-wright/
  4. Oral Interview, Lowitja Conference, November 8 2016