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Indigenous health advocate receives Honorary Doctorate

Date posted: 17 October 2013

Long-serving Indigenous researcher and educator, Lawurrpa Maypilama has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate during Charles Darwin University's recent end-of-year graduation ceremony.

Lawurrpa has been an integral part of several Menzies School of Health Research nutrition projects focusing on integrating traditional Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing to build strong nutrition, health and spirit.

Menzies Senior Research Fellow and Nutrition Theme Leader, Dr Julie Brimblecombe said it was fantastic to see this level of recognition for Lawurrpa's continued efforts around Indigenous health, education and community development. 'Lawurrpa has made a significant contribution to improving the health of Indigenous people over a considerable period of time through our nutrition projects and has been instrumental in developing Menzies partnerships with communities in Galiwinku,' she said.

A Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa, was conferred in recognition of Dr Maypilama's outstanding contribution and leadership in Aboriginal health research with the Menzies School of Health Research.

Source: Menzies School of Health Research



Last updated: 21 October 2013
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