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Ms Sandra Angus

Managing Director
Angus Aboriginal Art
 

Biography

Sandra Angus is an Aboriginal woman of Wiradjuri descent from Queensland and is the part-time Managing Director of Angus Aboriginal Art.

Sandra holds a degree in Social Sciences majoring in Human Services from the Queensland University of Technology. She has worked in the health field for over 20 years and has made significant contributions to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women throughout Australia.

Prior to retiring in 2010, Sandra held the position of Senior Research Officer and Indigenous Consultant at Queensland Health and the University of New South Wales where she provided advice on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, women’s health, cancer screening, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy development and culturally appropriate resource development. Sandra has worked towards raising the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in ways that are determined and supported by the community themselves. In 2009, Sandra began her own business, Angus Aboriginal Art, providing commissioned Aboriginal art, pottery and basket weaving.

Sandra has contributed to a range of publications for the Lowitja Institute and the National Health and Medical Research Council, some of which include reports such as:

In 2004, Sandra was honoured with the Queensland University of Technology Outstanding Alumni Award for her work with the Queensland Cervical Screening Program.

 
Last updated: 27 July 2017
 
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