Sally Fitzpatrick

Sally Fitzpatrick


Research Fellow


Sally is a Research Fellow at the Translational Health Research Institute and a PhD candidate in the Future Health Leaders program at UNSW. Her research program is focussed on investigating the nature and degree of empowerment and transformation experienced by postgraduate students as they engage with Aboriginal health and wellbeing in a university context. This project builds on eight years experience convening postgraduate courses in Indigenous health and wellbeing. In addition, Sally’s research aims to inform educators about processes of lifelong learning essential to fostering institutional, professional and personal commitment to achieving culturally respectful and safe health care. In 2014 Sally was the co-recipient of a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence for Programs that Enhance Learning.

Sally also works with Sydney-based providers of medium term homelessness services for young people aged 13-17 years to embed innovative service quality processes and assist the organisations to document key processes, outcomes and impacts of their distinctive trauma-informed care approaches.

Sally has been an advocate for Indigenous rights and justice for over two decades and is currently a member of the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee. Sally has held leadership roles in several community organisations including a service for young women at risk of homelessness. Sally has written and produced community and school education resources to promote Aboriginal rights and social justice; Aboriginal health and community development success stories; and the Bringing them home Scorecard for the Stolen Generations. Sally is an inaugural board member of the Filling the Gap Indigenous Dental Program, which works in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services around the country to provide volunteer dental care.

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Research Interests

  • Healing among Stolen Generations
  • Human rights and health
  • Indigenous public health education

Qualifications and Recognition

  • GradCert UniL&T University of New South Wales
  • MPH University of New South Wales

Research and Publications

Contact Details
Telephone+61 2 4620 3955
LocationBuilding 3, Campbelltown Campus