• Podsoc #68

Aboriginal health:

In conversation with Richard Shipp and Victoria Jones

Richard Shipp, an Aboriginal Health practitioner, and Victoria Jones, Psycho-oncology Service Development Social Worker, discuss their experiences of working with Aboriginal people and the success of particular projects.

Richard Shipp was born in Penrith. His family is from the Dubbo area and his identity is with the Wiradjuri people. In 1993, he moved to the coast with his family. Rick is married with two children and lives in Goulburn. After working in commercial radio for many years, he took a position with the then Greater Southern Area Health Service, now Southern NSW Local Health District in 2010, as an Aboriginal Health Education Officer/Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer. He became the Team Leader of the Aboriginal Health Team for SNSWLHD in 2012. Rick is studying for a Bachelor of Applied Science in Indigenous Community Health at Curtin University in Perth to support this role. In 2010, Aboriginal Health and Cancer Services commenced work with the Working Together Project. Rick joined this project as part of his role as an Aboriginal Health Worker.

Victoria Jones was born and raised in Wales. She qualified as a social worker in 1973 and received a Master of Counselling in 1998. For five years, she concurrently worked as the project officer for the Aboriginal Health & Cancer Services - Working Together project and in her current role in a large rural and regional area of New South Wales. She was the President of Oncology Social Work Australia and is a project team member for Getting it Right Creating Partnerships for Change: Integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges in Social Work Education and Practice.

Recommended citation – APA6th

Fronek, P. (Host). (2014, May 7). Aboriginal health: In conversation with Richard Shipp and Victoria Jones [Episode 68]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/aboriginal-health/.

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