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Marie Joan Winch

Marie Joan Winch was community health nurse. Certified in midwifery, King Edward Memorial Hospital, 1977, in child health nurse, Ngala Child Care, 1979, in opthalmology, University New South Wales Australia, 1987. Recipient Sasakawa Health award, World Health Organization, 1987, John Curtin award, 2008.

Background

  • Winch, Marie Joan Daughter of Phil Heath and Lillian Bookett.

  • Education

    • Degree in Applied Science Nursing, Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth, 1977. Degree in Master in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville -Queensland, Australia, 1996. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Western Australia, 1999.

    Career

    • Community nurse practitioner Aboriginal Medical Service, Perth, 1980—1990, director health education, 1983—1990. Director health college Marr Mooditj, 1990—1996. Inaugural women'sadvisory council Western Australian Government, Perth, 1983—1986.

      Chairperson aboriginal studies advisory council Curtin University, Perth, 1983—1986, patron, since 2002, adjunct professor center aboriginal studies, since 2002, advisory council, aboriginal studies, since 1995. Adviser on australian aboriginal health World Health Organization, Geneva, 1987—1993. Parole board State Government Prisons Board, Perth, 1987—1994.

      State director Aboriginal Hostels Limited, Canberra, Australia, 1987—1990. Chairperson -advisory council Marr Mooditj Foundation, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in midwifery, King Edward Memorial Hospital, 1977, in child health nurse, Ngala Child Care, 1979, in opthalmology, University New South Wales Australia, 1987.

    Connections

    • father: Phil Heath
    • mother: Lillian Bookett
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