Members of the Council’s Reconciliation Working Group, Michael, Danielle and Rachel recently attended the Indigenous Allied Health Association (IAHA) Conference on the traditional lands of the Kabi Kabi peoples, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
We engaged in sessions and conversations about culturally safe healthcare, collaboration across allied health disciplines and eradicating racism in healthcare. The conference enabled delegates to deeply experience Australia’s Indigenous culture, community and connection.
As we listened and learned about healthcare needs and services, courageous leadership and resilience, our hearts and minds were inspired and filled, as we reaffirmed our commitment and contribution to advancing the lives and wellbeing of Australia’s First nations peoples across this country.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Michael Reynolds on receiving the Local Champion Award, recognition of his leadership and work in education, and the physiotherapy profession.
Reconciliation Working Group Profiles:
Associate Professor Michael Reynolds, a proud Wiradjuri man, is on the Council’s Board of Directors and teaches at the Australian Catholic University. See his profile Our Board • Australian Physiotherapy Council (physiocouncil.com.au)
Danielle Manton, a Barunggam woman-grown on Dharug land and a Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Teaching and Learning at University of Technology Sydney, sits on the Council’s Accreditation Committee and brings cultural perspectives to the work of Accreditation Panels.
Rachel Reichman, a non-Indigenous woman working on lands of the Wurundjeri People, is General Manager of Engagement at the Council, overseeing communications, government relations and partnerships. Rachel facilitates the Council’s Reconciliation Working Group.