Rhonda Marriott, Murdoch University
Rhonda Marriott has spent 50 fruitful years working tirelessly as a nurse, midwife, and academic, to identify ways to help aboriginal families become healthier and more resilient. She joined Murdoch in 2003 as its first head of the School of Nursing, and has since then, built up a strong research profile, developed high-quality courses, and created new entry pathways for students. She now serves as pro vice chancellor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership, research director for Ngangk Yira, and professor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing. Marriott’s research interests and expertise include culturally inclusive clinical best practice, incorporation of social and emotional wellbeing concepts into models of health care, Aboriginal maternal and early childhood, cultural competence, and capacity building the indigenous health workforce. She has recently been awarded as a Member of the Order of Australia (General Division) in recognition of her significant service to tertiary education, to Indigenous health, and to nursing.