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Adele Cox is a Bunuba and Gija woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Adele is the founder and Director of ACOX Consultancy and works as an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in a range of areas, specifically mental health and suicide prevention. She is currently engaged as a Senior Indigenous Community Research Consultant on the National Empowerment Project and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project and is also involved on state and national Indigenous suicide prevention projects in Western Australia.
Beginning her career working as a broadcaster/journalist covering Indigenous-specific content as well as mainstream media, Adele has spent the majority of her working life devoted to advocating for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Adele has been involved in organising and contributing to large scale community festivals and events, such as National NAIDOC celebrations, as well as other cultural festivals and has also spent time working at Telethon Kids Institute as a Senior Research Officer on a range of projects. Later, Adele went on to provide input for large research projects focussed on Aboriginal health and suicide prevention which also led to her involvement as an Academic at the University of Western Australia. Through her work on various committees and councils, Adele has been able to influence the way that programs and policies are developed and implemented to ensure that they reflect the current needs of Aboriginal people.
Adele is a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Leaders Group.