Postgraduate Students

Ms Lianne Gilchrist flag

Master of Research Student 

Research Question: Adapting the GSGL QoL tool for use in remote areas and in the Torres Strait.

Lianne is a proud Yamatji woman from Western Australia with a strong allied health background. She began her career as an Occupational Therapist and has gone on to combine her passion in improving the health of her community with research. Lianne worked as a research officer, where she supporting Dr Kate Smith in developing the first of its kind, a culturally specific quality of life tool for older Aboriginal people in urban and regional areas.  She is now undertaking a Master by Research at The University of Western Australia’s Good Spirit Good Life Centre for Research Excellence in Indigenous Ageing, to further expand the Good Spirit Good Life Quality of life tool by adapting if for use in remote areas and in the Torres Strait Islands.  Lianne has presented at national and international conferences on her work and is an emerging early career researcher.

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Mr Kevin Taylor flag

Research Trainee

Kevin is a proud Noongar-Yamatji man with ties to Amangu and Ballardong Country in the south western area of Western Australia.  Kevin is a lecturer at The University of Western Australia's School of Indigenous Studies.  He lectures on Aboriginal health and culture, with a particular focus on Noongar culture.

Kevin is currently pursuing a research pathway.  He will co-design and education package of the Good Spirit Good Life with and for the aged care workforce.

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