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Dr Ben Bartlett is a Clinician and Consultant for Aboriginal Health - an area he has worked in for over 35 years.
Ben has spent most of his career working in the Northern Territory for the Central Australian Congress in Alice Springs. He has worked as a consultant on numerous projects, including: the Central Australian Health Planning Study; Top End Aboriginal Health Planning Study; and evaluations of health services. He has also provided input on a range of primary health care service development projects, some of which include the Willowra Yuendumu Nyirripi (WYN) Health Services north-west of Alice Springs (PHCAP) and Sunrise Health Services east of Katherine (CCT). Alongside these projects, Ben was also involved in the evaluation of the Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign which aimed to assess whether the standard model, which had been used in over 26 countries, could be applied to Australian communities. The campaign has now been conducted in Wilcannia, Bourke, Enngonia, Weilmoringle and Walgett in Western New South Wales. It will be extended to Bogabilla Toomelah in 2017. He is the Convenor of the Technical Advisory Sub-committee to the Board of the Literacy for Life Foundation which conducts the Campaign.
Among his other work, Ben has also worked in the field of occupational health and safety and assisted in the establishment of the Workers Health Centre in Sydney (1977) and has been involved in international investigations of primary health care programs in the Philippines, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vietnam.
Ben‘s research interests are in the social determinants of health applied to Aboriginal people.