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Vanessa Lee, an Indigenous woman from the Torres Strait, has qualifications in education and public health and is Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Health, at the University of Sydney. Vanessa has been involved in both national and international research within the public health arena for a number of years, including researching overseas trained doctors in rural and remote Australia.
In 2008 she became a member of the National Indigenous Curriculum Network and was involved with discussions and implementation of the Indigenous health curriculum content for the masters of public health degree and continues to implement this work Australia wide. Vanessa is also a member of the Project Steering Committee of the Indigenous Public Health Capacity Building Project 2009-2013, and the International Network of Indigenous Health Professionals (INIHPP).
Vanessa is also the co-chair of the Public Health Association Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Special Interest Group. Vanessa is due to submit her PhD in Aboriginal community controlled health services in 2012.
All of the teaching, research, networking, and program development Ms Lee is involved in are directed toward the overarching goal of improving the efficacy and linkage of health services for Indigenous Australians. On the ground, this means empowering Indigenous Australians for improved health outcomes.