Amalia’s AM is also a boost for regional Victorian women

Among the newly-named AM recipients in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours List was La Trobe’s Professor Amalia Di Iorio, who has been recognised for empowering regional women to pursue tertiary studies and leadership roles. Since 2015 Amalia has facilitated 16 regional Women in Leadership events, in Bendigo, Shepparton, Albury-Wodonga and Mildura.  The events bring instrumental... Continue Reading →

New Indigenous Academic Advisor’s vast life experience to benefit La Trobe Rural Health School

David ‘Tarnda’ Copley says when health professionals understand and embrace Indigenous health and wellbeing practices, everyone benefits. “Because we’ve got more and more people looking for holistic alternatives, and we’ve got more and more refugees coming to this country who are trauma based, the same as Indigenous Australians,” he says. “We’ve been doing health for... Continue Reading →

Starr finds work worth doing at La Trobe Art Institute

The La Trobe Art Institute’s View Street gallery launched its latest façade mid-lockdown, titled Work Worth Doing. New LAI director Bala Starr says Kay Abude’s photograph raises very public questions around labour inequality and the utility of artists’ work.  “Questions that have become urgent under COVID’s shadow,” she says. For Bala, taking La Trobe’s art... Continue Reading →

I am passionate about people’s everyday lives, which are often taken for granted – Dr Nastaran Doroud

Occupational Therapy lecturer Dr Nastaran Doroud brings a unique perspective to her Bendigo classes, and not just because of her international experience, although that’s a benefit, too. Nastaran’s PhD research into considering people’s everyday lives and their stories of resilience and recovery in mental illness informs her values and teaching. It all began when she... Continue Reading →

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