Wednesday 14 October

Time

Whose Knowledge Is It Anyway?

Megan Williams

Associate Professor Megan Williams is the Research Lead and Assistant Director of the National Centre for Cultural Competence at The University of Sydney. From 2017 to early 2020 she was Head of Girra Maa, the Indigenous Health Discipline at the Graduate School of Health, UTS. Megan is Wiradjuri through her father’s family and has over 20 years’ experience working on programs and research to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people engaged in the criminal justice system. Megan has government and industry funding and collaborations for research, including about health service delivery, workforce development and facilitation of community driven research. Megan is an Aboriginal Family Wellbeing Program trainer, has contributed to defining pillars of government policy, and for program evaluation uses her Ngaa-bi-nya (said naa-bin-ya) Aboriginal framework published in the Evaluation Journal of Australasia. Megan is a commissioning editor of health media organisation Croakey.org, and is recognised for her commitment to conveying Indigenous people’s research, stories and expertise to professional bodies, communities, parliamentarians, students and the media. Megan is the parent of two teenagers, a dog and three rats, and spends as much time as possible on Wiradjuri country in central NSW.

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