Centre for Remote Health welcomes Barbara Richards, in the position of Lecturer Indigenous Knowledges and Culture. Barbara will be coordinating and facilitating the award winning short course, Introduction to Central Australia Aboriginal Cultures and Context.
An Anmatjere woman, Barbara was born in Alice Springs and her family and cultural connections stem from the Ti-Tree region of Central Australia. Barbara has worked most recently as Campus Operations Manager for Central Australia with the Batchelor Institute. Her career path has included working with and for Aboriginal people of the central region with many organisations and programs. Her involvement in health promotion has included the Healthy Heart project, National Workshop on Cervical and Breast Cancer, Aboriginal Health Worker Career Pathways and the Primary Health Care Access Program.
Barbara is passionate about teaching and maintaining Aboriginal culture and knowledges.