Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Centre for Remote Health, Professor Tim Carey will spend 4 month’s studying in the United States after being awarded the 2017-18 Fulbright Northern Territory Senior Scholarship.
The Fulbright Scholarship was motivated by Professor Carey’s discovery of the lack of routine evaluation that occurs by health professionals and other service providers in remote communities. “By embedding regular and ongoing monitoring and evaluation there will be the opportunity to ensure that programs in remote communities are driven by community identified priorities and are producing tangible and important benefits for the residents of those communities.”
Professor Carey will spend time learning from his colleagues at the Center for Behavioral Health Innovation, at Antioch University in New Hampshire and, together with his own expertise will develop a framework of training and mentoring that will be provided to remote communities in Australia.
The Fulbright Program was established by Senator J William Fulbright and is the United States’ flagship foreign exchange program aimed at promoting mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange.