Research Assistant, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program
Alinta is a Thunghutti and Gamilaroi woman and is originally from the Mid-North Coast of NSW. Alinta has joined the team as a Research Assistant and works across the Food Policy and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs at the George Institute for Global Health. Alinta has studied an associates degree in psychology and has a trauma informed approach to the work she does in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Alinta has previously worked in several different roles in the public service including NSW Health and Aboriginal Affairs NSW and has experience working with Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal organisations in community-led projects. Alinta brings experience of understanding and applying Aboriginal perspectives in research, and culturally informed community engagement. She is passionate about facilitating the voice of Aboriginal communities in decision making to support community priorities. Alinta’s career is driven by in the principles of self-determination in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and believes self-empowerment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people begins with community-led initiatives.