Ms Jane Havelka
Jane Havelka is a Wiradjuri woman from the Narromine, Dubbo region. She is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health at Charles Sturt University (CSU). She has over thirty years’ experience working in hospitals in the Dubbo, Forbes and Wagga Wagga regions as an Enrolled Nurse.
In her current position at CSU, Jane is the Subject Coordinator for the Indigenous nursing unit, Indigenous Culture, Health and Nursing, and Subject Coordinator of four units within the Bachelor of Health Science (Community and Public Health) at the Dubbo campus.
Jane has experience teaching at TAFE, lecturing at CSU and providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health training to students at CSU and community organisations. From 2002-2007, Jane worked as the Course Coordinator, then Director, for the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) Djirruwang Program. The Djirruwang Program is the first course in Australia to incorporate the National Practice Standards for Mental Health Professionals and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid in its curriculum. During Jane's time with the Djirruwang program, she played a part in the development and implementations of these changes.
Jane has been an active member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia from 2010, acting on their board as Graduate Director.