Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver holds the Inaugural Chair of Indigenous Health and is a Professor of Public Health at UNSW. She is also Director of Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, is an Adjunct Professor at UC, Wing Commander in the RAAF Specialist Reserve (Public Health Epidemiologist), and in 2011 was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). She was honoured ‘for service to medical education, particularly through the Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit at the University of New South Wales, and as a support of educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.’ Professor Jackson Pulver is the co-founder of the Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program and has been responsible for enabling over 50 students to receive a residential scholarship on campus for the duration of their (mostly medical) degrees at UNSW.
Being an Aboriginal woman, Lisa’s particular, although by no means exclusive, area of interest is Indigenous Health. Lisa’s background has made her acutely aware of the lack of available data to identify underlying issues in the context of health of Aboriginal people across the lifespan, from birth to elder. Along with her colleagues in the Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, the unit whose reputation she helped establish, Lisa is working to provide that data. This she achieves through extensive and comprehensive research with an impressive list of research credits to her name; conference participation, including leadership and presentation; publications including conference papers, public domain reports and journal articles; and, through her teaching career both before and after during her appointment at UNSW.
Broad Research Areas:
Indigenous Health, Epidemiology, Ageing, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Population Health
MPH Syd, GradDip (Applied Epidemiology) NSWDOH, PhD Syd
Specific Research Keywords:
Aboriginal Health, Health across the Lifespan, Aboriginal Child Health, Public Health, Public Health Surveillance