Carolyn Lewis

Aboriginal Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Curtin University

Carolyn Lewis is a Research Fellow at Curtin University’s Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences. She first commenced work with the Stillbirth CRE while based at the Telethon Kids Institute and continued to do so after starting at Curtin University in October 2021.

Carolyn has worked previously on the following projects:

    • “Bringing Them Home” a national Inquiry into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. Her involvement in this report focused on the Noongar Letters Research Project.
      • At Curtin University her work within The National Drug Research Institute has included:
          • “Beyond Violence” – a project focused on breaking the cycle for indigenous women in prison, and
            • The Ironbark Project – an Aboriginal healthy ageing research project

            Carolyn is a Yamatji Noongar woman who grew up on Wadjak Boodja country (Perth) and has strong cultural ties across Western Australia. Carolyn believes big change can come about through yarning to all people, and that sharing knowledge and stories will bring light to injustices, facilitate awareness,
            and promote positive conversations.

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