Researcher

Associate Professor Faye McMillan

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medicine and Treatments, Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society, Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society

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Biography

I am a proud Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) originally from Trangie, NSW, now living and working between rural/regional and urban NSW. In the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours List I was awarded the Medal (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for "significant service to Indigenous Mental Health, and to tertiary education".  Furthermore, in March of 2021, I was named one of two Deputy National Rural Health Commissioners and in 2019 I was...view more

I am a proud Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) originally from Trangie, NSW, now living and working between rural/regional and urban NSW. In the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours List I was awarded the Medal (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for "significant service to Indigenous Mental Health, and to tertiary education".  Furthermore, in March of 2021, I was named one of two Deputy National Rural Health Commissioners and in 2019 I was honoured to be named as the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the year. I am a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity (Atlantic Institute) , as well as being a Senior Fellow with Advance HE. I am a founding member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and was a board member of IAHA from 2009-2017 (and chairperson from 2010-2016). I joined UNSW at the start of March 2021 with over 20 years of experience in the Higher Education Sector and over 30 years in the health sector.  


My Qualifications

2020    Diploma of Counselling

2020    Cert IV Training and Assessment

2019    Senior Fellow, Advance Higher Education (SFHEA)

2018    Graduate Certificate in Education – University of Melbourne

2016    Doctor of Health Science – Exegesis: Shared meanings of leadership through accounts of the experiences of Indigenous/First Nations women leaders” Charles Sturt University

2016     Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage - Charles Sturt University

2014    Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Governance - University of Arizona

2013    Cert I and II – Wiradjuri Language

2006    Master of Indigenous Health Studies - University of Wollongong

2001    Bachelor of Pharmacy - Charles Sturt University


My Awards

NSW Aboriginal woman of the year 2019.  

Finalist in the NSW Woman of the Year Awards 2018  

Who’s Who of Australian Women – Inclusion in the 2017 edition (pp 734) 

Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards 2014 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) 2011 Honouring and celebrating 100 Women who have contributed to and achieved change for our people and communities in the past 100 years 

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Location

Kensington & Wagga Wagga

Contact

+61-2-9065 4554