Miss Bobby Maher

Bachelor of Applied Science Indigenous Community Health, Hon 1
Postdoctoral Fellow

Biography

Bobby is a Yamatji woman, her ancestral ties are to the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of WA. She has recently completed her Honours in Indigenous Australian Research at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University. Drawing on Indigenous research methodologies, Bobby explored young Aboriginal people’s perceptions of sexual consent.

Bobby has spent the last 8 years working in Commonwealth Indigenous Health policy and programs. She has recently worked in the Non-Government sector working in sexual health in urban, remote and regional areas in WA. This experience has informed her of the importance of public health practice to assist with the complex issues relating to health disparities in Indigenous communities across remote and urban settings. Bobby is also an ambassador for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week (ATSIHAW).

Bobby is excited about the opportunities that the MAE offers, and is committed to contributing to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She is looking forward to building new networks.