Suzanne Ingram

Australia

Honorary Fellow

Suzanne Ingram is an Aboriginal woman of the Wiradjuri nation and is Honorary Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. She is completing a PhD on health communication at the University of Sydney, supported by the Lowitja Institute.

Suzanne’s research is focused on understanding the use of communication in achieving better health outcomes from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. Working with the data from the multi-study Kanyini Vascular Collaboration, her research builds on an extensive background in communications practice and Aboriginal heritage research. She has worked on breast cancer screening promotion, asthma awareness, heroin treatment programs and adolescent depression.

Suzanne is Chair of the Redfern-based Black Theatre Company, board member of Mudgin-gal Aboriginal Women's Corporation and advocates for the Redfern Aboriginal Women’s Alliance. Her play, Blackgammon — a study of indigenous sexual politics and footy fever — was given a professional reading at the Sydney Fringe Festival in September.

Suzanne's latest paper, Silent Drivers|Driving Silence — Aboriginal Women’s Voices on Domestic Violence, is published in Social Alternatives.