Adjunct Professor Neil Drew
Nulungu Research Institute
BA (Hons); PhD (Curtin University)
Neil Drew is Director of the Australia Indigenous HealthInfoNet; an internet resource that informs practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. Neil has postgraduate qualifications in social psychology and over 30 years’ experience working with a diverse range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and groups. He was psychologist for the Department of Family Services in Queensland working with young offenders and the victims of child sexual abuse. Prior to joining the HealthInfoNet Neil held positions at the University of Notre Dame Australia including Foundation Head of Behavioural Science, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Deputy Head of the University Broome Campus of Reconciliation. From 2002-2005 he was Director of the University of Western Australia Institute for Regional Development. He was program coordinator of the Wundargoodie Aboriginal Youth and Community Wellbeing Program in the East Kimberley established in 2006. The program promotes wellness and suicide prevention with young people in East Kimberley Aboriginal communities. He is co-author of chapters in the text, Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Mental Health Wellbeing Principles and Practice (2010/14) and co-author of the text Social Psychology and Everyday Life (2010).
Research expertise and supervision
Journal articles and proceedings
- 2015 Certificate of Excellence in recognition of achieving the highest research income in a Faculty for 2014. Edith Cowan University.
- 2010 UNDA Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence (Team Award).
- 2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning (Team Award)
- 2007 Life membership Community Arts Network WA.