Postgraduate Students

Ms Lianne Gilchrist flag

Master by Research Student 

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

Lianne is a 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 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 it for use in remote areas and in the Torres Strait.  Lianne has presented at national and International conferences and is an emerging early career researcher.  Lianne was a finalist in the WA Premier's Science Awards in the Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year category. 

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Mr Caleb Rivers flag

Master by Research Student 

Caleb Rivers is a Kija, Gooniyandi, Wongi and Yamatji man with a background in Medical Science. Prior to commencing his Masters by Research he worked as a research officer at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health.  Caleb is interested in the application of Indigenous data sovereignty and improving the health and wellbeing as Elders age. He hopes to combine these passions to deliver tangible outcomes for older Indigenous peoples.

Mr Kevin Taylor flag

Master by Research Student

Kevin is a 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 completing a Masters by research.  In his Masters he will be co-designing a Good Spirit Good Life education package for the aged care workforce.  Kevin was awarded a grant from the Australian Association of Gerontology Research Trust.

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