October 21, 2021 noon - 1 p.m.
Join Endeavour Alumni Alana Gall as she discusses her pathway into research
During this session, Alana will share her background and why she chose to pursue research. Drawing on more than a decade of experience, Alana will also be sharing what research is, the highs and lows of the profession, the processes that are taken. and the importance of writing.
Alana Gall is a Pakana (Tasmanian Aboriginal) woman from the North East coast of lutruwita (Tasmania), and more recently, the Bass Strait Islands of Cape Barren and Flinders Island. Alana is passionate about First peoples globally, specifically holistic health and wellbeing. She believes that the wellbeing and identity of First peoples is strongly centered around strong connections to land, culture, spirituality and each other.
She has over ten years’ experience in research, research translation, community engagement, health education and clinical consultation. She has a background in Nutritional Medicine and has recently completed a Masters by Research with a focus on Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients and, more specifically, the disclosure of this use to their cancer healthcare professionals.
Alana is currently a PhD candidate under the What Matters 2Adults project. Her PhD is focused on wellbeing for First peoples in Australia, Canada, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the United States.
Qualifications:PhD of Philosophy (current), Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, expected completion 2021Masters by Research, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, 2018Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine), Endeavour College of Natural Health, 2015
*This is an Endeavour Student and Alumni exclusive event