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Glenn Pearson is a Noongar man from Western Australia (WA). He is currently Head of Aboriginal Health Research at the Telethon Kids Institute, which includes managing the Kulunga Research Network.
Glenn’s role as Head of Aboriginal Health Research requires him to take responsibility for providing strategic development and leadership of the Institute’s Aboriginal research agenda. He has also been instrumental in evaluating and improving the communication and distribution of strategy for the WA Aboriginal Child Health Survey findings to ensure the relevance to the WA Aboriginal community and to review the translation of the survey findings into policy and practice. Glenn is also a chief investigator in the Institute’s Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing and is currently completing a Doctorate at the University of Western Australia.
Glenn has extensive experience working in senior positions within the Australian and state governments working in the areas of health, education and child protection. He was a member of the secretariat to the Australian Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) WA State Council and has been involved in several reference groups.
Glenn has assisted with editing materials for a range of diverse audiences, as well as contributing to the writing and analysis of Volumes of the Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey and associated papers drawn from the findings.
Glenn’s research interests and areas of expertise are in Aboriginal health and emotional wellbeing, Aboriginal research methodologies, policy and advocacy.