Dr Chelsea Bond

Senior Lecturer

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit

Affiliate Senior Lecturer

UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
c.bond3@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57317

Overview

Dr Chelsea Bond is an Aboriginal (Munanjahli) and South Sea Islander Australian and a Senior Lecturer with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit. Dr Bond has worked as an Aboriginal Health Worker and researcher in communities across south-east Queensland and has a strong interest in urban Indigenous health promotion, culture, identity and community development.

Dr Bond has extensive experience within Indigenous health, as an Aboriginal health worker and researcher in urban and rural communities for over 15 years. Chelsea’s career has focused on interpreting and privileging Indigenous experiences of the health system including critically examining the role of Aboriginal health workers, the narratives of Indigeneity produced within public health, and advocating for strength based community development approaches to Indigenous health promotion practice. Her PhD research which examined the disjuncture between Indigenous and public health narratives of identity in an urban Aboriginal community was awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence placing her among the top 10% of her graduating year. Dr Bond has published a number of papers in relationship to strength-based health promotion practice, Indigenous social capital, and the conceptualization of Aboriginality within public health and received a national award for her recent work exploring urban Indigenous smoking cessation narratives. Dr Bond is a member of the Australian Health Promotion Association of Australia, a board member of Inala Wangarra (an Indigenous community development association), a Visiting Research Fellow with the School of Social Work and Public Health at QUT, and retains a strong working relationship with the Inala Indigenous Health Service.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bach. Applied Health Sciences (Honours Class 1), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Health Science, The University of Queensland

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