Professor Patricia Dudgeon
Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people in Western Australia. She a psychologist and professor at the School of Indigenous Studies at UWA, and the director of the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention.
Pat's area of research includes Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention. She is also the lead CI of two national research projects, which aim to develop approaches to Indigenous mental health services that promote cultural values and strengths as well as empowering users.
Among Pat's many publications in Indigenous mental health is the Working Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principals and Practice 2014.