Congratulations to Flinders University Speech Pathology student Kate Neville on winning the 2018 Trisha Maroney Memorial Prize. The prize is awarded to a student on placement within the Katherine NT region who demonstrates the greatest in-depth self-reflection and improvement in their own cultural safe practice. Kate completed her seven week Speech Pathology placement at the MacFarlane Primary School in Katherine, NT.
The following students, who completed their placements at the Katherine District Hospital, were also highly commended:
- Rachel Jones – Nursing student, Charles Darwin University
- Tessa Hood – Medical student, University of Wollongong
- Michaiah Cowley – Midwifery student, University of Technology Sydney
Trisha Maroney was a proud Wardaman woman from the Katherine region and an experienced speech pathologist with a passion for Aboriginal health and sharing her knowledge and skills with students.
Trish worked for Flinders NT in Katherine as an academic clinical supervisor for students. She also contributed to developing culturally safe practice skills in the next generation of clinicians, and promoted allied health recruitment and retention. Trish died in 2016 and is sorely missed in Katherine.