Chelsea Watego: Can We Decolonise Health and Community Care

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Professor Chelsea Watego is a Munanjali and South Sea Islander woman with over 20 years of experience working within Indigenous health as a health worker and researcher. Now, for a special event with Monash University Faculty of Arts, Watego appears at the Wheeler Centre to deliver a lecture exploring one of the nation’s most pressing topics: can we decolonise health and community care?

Following her lecture, Watego will be joined by Robyn Newitt, a researcher in the social and criminal justice systems, and Petah Atkinson, a PhD student and emerging First Nations expert in the Health Humanities field. They’ll discuss challenging settler-colonialism through Indigenist health humanities, foregrounding Indigenous intellectual sovereignty in research, and the role of Health Humanities as a new field committed to the survival and the autonomy of Indigenous peoples locally and globally.
Period22 Mar 2023
Held atWheeler Centre, Australia, Victoria
Degree of RecognitionNational