Associate Professor Anne Lowell

BApplSc (Speech Pathology), Graduate Diploma in Language Studies, PhD

Principal Research Fellow

Since 1990 Dr Anne Lowell has worked in a wide range of research, service development, community development and education and resource production projects with Indigenous communities. Her work has had a strong focus on achieving genuine engagement with remote communities, utilizing highly collaborative processes that are responsive to Indigenous needs and priorities.

 

One of Anne's primary areas of interest is intercultural communication, particularly related to Indigenous health. She previously worked on a number of projects related to intercultural communication which have identified serious limitations in current practice as well as potential strategies for improvement (More information at Sharing the True Stories: Improving Communication in Indigenous Health Care).

 

Consequently, she has extensive involvement in facilitating improvements in cultural competence, intercultural communication and collaborative practice in research and health service delivery, including advocacy for policy development and resourcing to support sustained improvement.

 

Anne has also worked extensively on production of resources in Indigenous languages and multimedia resources for improving communication practice in Indigenous health care.

 

Anne has a strong interest in culturally responsive policy and practice, in both research and service provision and the development of the cultural competence required to achieve this. This includes a particular concern for supporting increased Indigenous control, and recognition of Indigenous cultural and linguistic expertise and has been the central focus of her work in education, health, governance and community development throughout the last twenty years.

 

Development of a system for recognition of Indigenous knowledge in employment within a university framework, which can inform policy and practice in Indigenous employment across other organisations, is one of her current priorities.

 

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Key Research Areas

Anne focuses upon the following research areas:
 

  • Qualitative (evaluation, ethnographic, participatory and community-based) research
     
  • Collaborative engagement with remote Indigenous communities (intercultural research and consultation, community-based project management, service development and implementation, multimedia resource design and production)
     
  • Intercultural communication in health care (clinical interactions, health education, resource and app development, interpreting).
     
  • Indigenous early childhood: strengths and challenges in child development and child rearing; communication development and language socialisation; developmental and educational consequences of conductive hearing loss.
     
  • Development of culturally responsive research and health practice (including allied health services for Aboriginal people with MJD and their families, community engagement in research)
     

Current Projects

‘Growing up children in two worlds’
 

Building Yolŋu skills, knowledge and priorities into early childhood assessment and support. Funded by Lowitja Insitute 2016-2018. (See more information)

 

The Communicate Study
 

Improving communication in the delivery of health services to Aboriginal people at Royal Darwin Hospital. A CDU-MSHR Collaboration Project. (See more information).

 

Development of strategies to improve engagement with Indigenous researchers and their communities.
 

Project team: Anne Lowell, Natasha Lawrence, Elaine Lawurrpa Maypilama, Indigenous Consultants.
 

This ongoing activity has a number of components including:

  • The development of employment processes that recognise Indigenous cultural and linguistic expertise.
  • An event at Galiwin’ku to recognise the contribution of many Yolŋu researchers over many years (see more information).
  • The development of protocols and guidelines, staff education and other strategies to ensure a more culturally responsive engagement, particularly with Yolngu researchers and their communities
  • The development of formal partnerships with the Yalu Marŋgithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation which as supported many Menzies and CDU health research projects at Galiwin'ku for many years. These include project-specific partnerships between the Research Centre for Health and Wellbeing at CDU and the Yalu Marŋgithinyaraw (e.g. ‘Sharing the full and true stories about chronic conditions’ and ‘Growing up children in two worlds’).
  • In March 2016 a Memorandum of Understanding between Yalu Marŋgithinyaraw, CDU and Menzies School of Health Research was signed at Galiwin’ku (see CDU eNews).

Concluded Projects

Recently Completed

Sharing the full and true stories about chronic disease

This 3 year project received funding from the Department of Health and Ageing's Local Community Campaigns to Promote Better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program and is being conducted by the Yalu Marnggithinyaraw in partnership with the Research Centre for Health and Wellbeing, School of Health, CDU. This project facilitated access to, and integration of, knowledge and practice from both the Yolngu and Western domains to promote improvements in both prevention and management of chronic conditions. [LINK TO PROJECT SUMMARY OF RESEARCH CENTRE WEBSITE]

Strengthening Indigenous research and project capacity

This 2 year project was funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs' CDEP Extension Program and is being conducted by the Yalu Marnngithinyaraw in partnership with the Research Centre for Health and Wellbeing, CDU. The project focused on development the skills and knowledge– from both the Yolngu and Western domains – important for community-based projects with a particular emphasis on governance.
Taking control of chronic disease: strengthening communication and education strategies supporting self-management for Indigenous consumers. Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

For more information see:

Lowell A, Maypilama L, Yikaniwuy S, Rrapa E, Williams R. & Dunn S. (2012). "Hiding the story'': Indigenous consumer concerns about communication related to chronic disease in one remote region of the NT, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2012; 14(3): 200–208.

Healthy Breathing and Heart: Multimedia resource development project

Rural Primary Health Service, Department of Health and Ageing

Project team: Michael Christie, John Greatorex, Anne Lowell; Mark Howard, Kristin O'Brien (Institute for Breathing and Sleep); Gregor Kennedy (Biomedical Media Unit, Melbourne University); Helen Guyulun, Jane Galathi and Rachel Baker (Aboriginal Interpreters).

Evaluation of the Katherine Region Communities for Children Initiative

Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Project team: Lowell, A., Barclay L.

Publications

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Ralph AP, Lowell A, Murphy J, Salter C, Spain S, Campbell L, Bauert B, Dias T, Butler D, Hughes J, Cass A. (submitted) Persisting low uptake of Aboriginal interpreters in healthcare: exploration of current use at Royal Darwin Hospital.

Bradley P, Cunningham T, Dunn S, Lowell A, Nagel T. (under review) Secondary analysis of existing data can inform care delivery for Indigenous women in an acute mental health inpatient unit. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 

Povey J, Mills PPJR, Dingwall KM, Lowell A, Singer J, Rotumah D, Bennett-Levy J, Nagel T. Acceptability of Mental Health Apps for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: A Qualitative Study.  J Med Internet Res 2016;18(3):e60 URL: http://www.jmir.org/2016/3/e60/

Greenstein C, Lowell A & Thomas D (2015) Improving physiotherapy services to Indigenous children with physical disability: Are client perspectives missed in the continuous quality improvement approach?  Aust J Rural Health. 2016 Jun;24(3):176-81.

Bradley P, Dunn S, Lowell A, Nagel T. Acute mental health service delivery to Indigenous women: What is known?  Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2015 Dec;24(6):471-7

Greenstein C, Lowell A & Thomas D (2015) Communication and context are important to Indigenous children with physical disability and their carers at a community-based physiotherapy service: a qualitative study. Journal of Physiotherapy; 62(1):42-47.

Lowell  A, Kildea S, Liddle M, Cox B & Paterson B (2015) Supporting aboriginal knowledge and practice in health care: lessons from a qualitative evaluation of the strong women, strong babies, strong culture program. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 2015 Feb 5;15:19.

Lowell A. (2013) “From your own thinking you can't help us”: Intercultural collaboration to address inequities in services for Indigenous Australians in response to the World Report on Disability. Invited Commentary. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(1): 101–105.

Lowell A, Maypilama L, Yikaniwuy S, Rrapa E, Williams R. & Dunn S. (2012). "Hiding the story'': Indigenous consumer concerns about communication related to chronic disease in one remote region of the NT, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2012; 14(3): 200–208.

Byers L, Kulitja S, Lowell A, & Kruske S. (2012) "Hear our Stories": child rearing practices of a remote Australian Aboriginal community, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(6): 293-297.

Lowell A, Lotfali M, Kruske S & Malin M. (2012) Response to Trial of a developmental screening tool. Letter to the Editor. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48: 454.

Cass A, Lowell A, Christie M, Snelling PL, Flack M, Marrnganyin B, Brown I. (2002) Sharing the true stories: improving communication between Aboriginal patients and healthcare workers.  Med J Aust. 176(10):466-70.

Lowell A, Gurimangu, Nyomba & Yingi (1996)  Yolngu ways of helping their children: Communication at home in an Australian Aboriginal Community. Australian Communication Quarterly, Summer 1996/97 pp, 20-22.

Lowell A, Budukulawuy, Gurimangu, Maypilama & Nyomba (1995). Communication and learning in an Aboriginal school: The influence of conductive hearing loss. Aboriginal Child at School 23(4) pp.1-7

Lowell A. (1993).  Otitis media and classroom communication: the influence of conductive hearing loss on language and learning.  Australian Communication Quarterly, pp.11- 13

Other publications and reports

Mitchell A. Lowell A. Ralph AP (2016) Report on the Patient Educator service at Royal Darwin Hospital, 2001-2009: insights into inter-cultural communication in healthcare. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304121921_Report_on_the_Patient_Educator_service_at_Royal_Darwin_Hospital_2001-2009_insights_into_inter-cultural_communication_in_healthcare?ev=prf_pub

Lowell A, Schmitt D, Ah Chin W, Connors C (2014) “Health literacy, cultural and communication competence of health care providers: towards an integrated approach in the Northern Territory.” Discussion paper prepared for the NT Department of Health. Available at: http://www.health.nt.gov.au/publications/health_promotion/

Lowell A, Maypilama L, Yikaniwuy S, Rrapa E, Williams R & Dunn S. (2010) 'Taking control of chronic disease: strengthening communication and education strategies supporting self-management for Indigenous consumers'. Project Report for Department of Health and Ageing.

Lowell, A. Kildea, S. and Esden, T. (2008) 'Strong Women, Strong Babies, Strong Culture: A Participatory Evaluation'.  Unpublished report for NT DHF.

Lowell A & Barclay L (2009) The Katherine Region Communities for Children Initiative. A process evaluation: the service providers’ perspective. Unpublished report for FACSIA.

Dunbar, T., Benger, N. and Lowell, A. (2009) NT Cultural Security in health and family service sector: Perspectives from Aboriginal people, AMSANT and NTDHF funded consultancy report.

Gurruwiwi T, Lowell A, Wirrinywirriny J & Yawunydjurr P. (2006) Mununukunhamirr Rom: A Yolngu Approach to Healing and Solving Problems. Victims of Crime Conference Proceedings: Darwin.

K. Coulehan, I. Brown, M. Christie, G. Gorham, A. Lowell, B. Marrnganyin & B. Patel  (2005) Sharing the True Stories: Evaluating strategies to improve communication between health staff and Aboriginal patients. Stage 2 report. RCATH: Darwin.  Available at: https://www.lowitja.org.au/lowitja-publishing/C019

Lowell A. Marrnganyin B. Brown I. Snelling P. Flack M. Christie M. & Cass A. (2005) Sharing the true stories: improving communication between health staff and their Aboriginal clients. Stage 1 Project Report.  CRCATH: Darwin. Available at: https://www.lowitja.org.au/lowitja-publishing/C030
Project website: www.sharingtruestories.com

Lowell A. Lawurrpa E. Biritjalawuy D. Health and Education: Exploring the Connections. The Galiwin’ku Story (2003). CRCATH: Darwin. Available at: http://www.lowitja.org.au/sites/default/files/docs/Indigenous_Health_and_Education.pdf

Lowell, A (2001) Communication and cultural knowledge in Aboriginal Health Care. Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health, Darwin. Available at: http://www.lowitja.org.au/sites/default/files/docs/Communication_and_Cultural.pdf

Lowell, A., Gurimangu, Nyomba & Yingi (1996). Communication and learning at home: A preliminary report on Yolngu language socialisation.  In  M. Cooke, (Ed.) Aboriginal Languages in Contemporary Contexts: Yolngu Matha at Galiwin'ku.  DEETYA Project Report .

Lowell A, Garrutju J (1996) The Northern Territory Case Study. In  McKay P. (ed.) The Bilingual Interface Project Report : The relationship between first language development and second language acquisition as students begin learning English in the context of schooling. DEETYA:ACT. pp.195-217.

Lowell A, Sawyer G, Gurimangu, Nyomba & Yingi (1996) The Yolngu Story about Ears, Hearing and Communication.  CD-ROM. AHP-DEETYA.

Lowell A. (1994) Project Report: Hearing and learning in four Aboriginal communities. Department of Education, NT.

Lowell, A. (1994)  Communication and learning in an Aboriginal School: the influence of conductive hearing loss. PhD thesis, University of Sydney.

Lowell, A. (1994)  Communication and learning in an Aboriginal School: the influence of conductive hearing loss (A summary).  Ngoondjuk Editorial Committee, Batchelor College, NT.

Lowell A.(1993). Otitis media and Australian Aboriginal children: the influence of conductive hearing loss in the classroom. Proceedings of the National Conference on Otitis Media in Childhood, Perth.

Lowell A & Nienhuys T (1993). The influence of otitis media in an Australian Aboriginal school. Proceedings of the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, USA.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Ralph AP, Lowell A, Murphy J, Salter C, Spain S, Campbell L, Bauert B, Dias T, Butler D, Hughes J, Cass A. (submitted) Persisting low uptake of Aboriginal interpreters in healthcare: exploration of current use at Royal Darwin Hospital.

Bradley P, Cunningham T, Dunn S, Lowell A, Nagel T. (under review) Secondary analysis of existing data can inform care delivery for Indigenous women in an acute mental health inpatient unit. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 

Povey J, Mills PPJR, Dingwall KM, Lowell A, Singer J, Rotumah D, Bennett-Levy J, Nagel T. Acceptability of Mental Health Apps for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: A Qualitative Study.  J Med Internet Res 2016;18(3):e60 URL: http://www.jmir.org/2016/3/e60/

Greenstein C, Lowell A & Thomas D (2015) Improving physiotherapy services to Indigenous children with physical disability: Are client perspectives missed in the continuous quality improvement approach?  Aust J Rural Health. 2016 Jun;24(3):176-81.

Bradley P, Dunn S, Lowell A, Nagel T. Acute mental health service delivery to Indigenous women: What is known?  Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2015 Dec;24(6):471-7

Greenstein C, Lowell A & Thomas D (2015) Communication and context are important to Indigenous children with physical disability and their carers at a community-based physiotherapy service: a qualitative study. Journal of Physiotherapy; 62(1):42-47.

Lowell  A, Kildea S, Liddle M, Cox B & Paterson B (2015) Supporting aboriginal knowledge and practice in health care: lessons from a qualitative evaluation of the strong women, strong babies, strong culture program. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 2015 Feb 5;15:19.

Lowell A. (2013) “From your own thinking you can't help us”: Intercultural collaboration to address inequities in services for Indigenous Australians in response to the World Report on Disability. Invited Commentary. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(1): 101–105.

Lowell A, Maypilama L, Yikaniwuy S, Rrapa E, Williams R. & Dunn S. (2012). "Hiding the story'': Indigenous consumer concerns about communication related to chronic disease in one remote region of the NT, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2012; 14(3): 200–208.

Byers L, Kulitja S, Lowell A, & Kruske S. (2012) "Hear our Stories": child rearing practices of a remote Australian Aboriginal community, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(6): 293-297.

Lowell A, Lotfali M, Kruske S & Malin M. (2012) Response to Trial of a developmental screening tool. Letter to the Editor. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48: 454.

Cass A, Lowell A, Christie M, Snelling PL, Flack M, Marrnganyin B, Brown I. (2002) Sharing the true stories: improving communication between Aboriginal patients and healthcare workers.  Med J Aust. 176(10):466-70.

Lowell A, Gurimangu, Nyomba & Yingi (1996)  Yolngu ways of helping their children: Communication at home in an Australian Aboriginal Community. Australian Communication Quarterly, Summer 1996/97 pp, 20-22.

Lowell A, Budukulawuy, Gurimangu, Maypilama & Nyomba (1995). Communication and learning in an Aboriginal school: The influence of conductive hearing loss. Aboriginal Child at School 23(4) pp.1-7

Lowell A. (1993).  Otitis media and classroom communication: the influence of conductive hearing loss on language and learning.  Australian Communication Quarterly, pp.11- 13

Other publications and reports

Mitchell A. Lowell A. Ralph AP (2016) Report on the Patient Educator service at Royal Darwin Hospital, 2001-2009: insights into inter-cultural communication in healthcare. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304121921_Report_on_the_Patient_Educator_service_at_Royal_Darwin_Hospital_2001-2009_insights_into_inter-cultural_communication_in_healthcare?ev=prf_pub

Lowell A, Schmitt D, Ah Chin W, Connors C (2014) “Health literacy, cultural and communication competence of health care providers: towards an integrated approach in the Northern Territory.” Discussion paper prepared for the NT Department of Health. Available at: http://www.health.nt.gov.au/publications/health_promotion/

Lowell A, Maypilama L, Yikaniwuy S, Rrapa E, Williams R & Dunn S. (2010) 'Taking control of chronic disease: strengthening communication and education strategies supporting self-management for Indigenous consumers'. Project Report for Department of Health and Ageing.

Lowell, A. Kildea, S. and Esden, T. (2008) 'Strong Women, Strong Babies, Strong Culture: A Participatory Evaluation'.  Unpublished report for NT DHF.

Lowell A & Barclay L (2009) The Katherine Region Communities for Children Initiative. A process evaluation: the service providers’ perspective. Unpublished report for FACSIA.

Dunbar, T., Benger, N. and Lowell, A. (2009) NT Cultural Security in health and family service sector: Perspectives from Aboriginal people, AMSANT and NTDHF funded consultancy report.

Gurruwiwi T, Lowell A, Wirrinywirriny J & Yawunydjurr P. (2006) Mununukunhamirr Rom: A Yolngu Approach to Healing and Solving Problems. Victims of Crime Conference Proceedings: Darwin.

K. Coulehan, I. Brown, M. Christie, G. Gorham, A. Lowell, B. Marrnganyin & B. Patel  (2005) Sharing the True Stories: Evaluating strategies to improve communication between health staff and Aboriginal patients. Stage 2 report. RCATH: Darwin.  Available at: https://www.lowitja.org.au/lowitja-publishing/C019

Lowell A. Marrnganyin B. Brown I. Snelling P. Flack M. Christie M. & Cass A. (2005) Sharing the true stories: improving communication between health staff and their Aboriginal clients. Stage 1 Project Report.  CRCATH: Darwin. Available at: https://www.lowitja.org.au/lowitja-publishing/C030
Project website: www.sharingtruestories.com

Lowell A. Lawurrpa E. Biritjalawuy D. Health and Education: Exploring the Connections. The Galiwin’ku Story (2003). CRCATH: Darwin. Available at: http://www.lowitja.org.au/sites/default/files/docs/Indigenous_Health_and_Education.pdf

Lowell, A (2001) Communication and cultural knowledge in Aboriginal Health Care. Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health, Darwin. Available at: http://www.lowitja.org.au/sites/default/files/docs/Communication_and_Cultural.pdf

Lowell, A., Gurimangu, Nyomba & Yingi (1996). Communication and learning at home: A preliminary report on Yolngu language socialisation.  In  M. Cooke, (Ed.) Aboriginal Languages in Contemporary Contexts: Yolngu Matha at Galiwin'ku.  DEETYA Project Report .

Lowell A, Garrutju J (1996) The Northern Territory Case Study. In  McKay P. (ed.) The Bilingual Interface Project Report : The relationship between first language development and second language acquisition as students begin learning English in the context of schooling. DEETYA:ACT. pp.195-217.

Lowell A, Sawyer G, Gurimangu, Nyomba & Yingi (1996) The Yolngu Story about Ears, Hearing and Communication.  CD-ROM. AHP-DEETYA.

Lowell A. (1994) Project Report: Hearing and learning in four Aboriginal communities. Department of Education, NT.

Lowell, A. (1994)  Communication and learning in an Aboriginal School: the influence of conductive hearing loss. PhD thesis, University of Sydney.

Lowell, A. (1994)  Communication and learning in an Aboriginal School: the influence of conductive hearing loss (A summary).  Ngoondjuk Editorial Committee, Batchelor College, NT.

Lowell A.(1993). Otitis media and Australian Aboriginal children: the influence of conductive hearing loss in the classroom. Proceedings of the National Conference on Otitis Media in Childhood, Perth.

Lowell A & Nienhuys T (1993). The influence of otitis media in an Australian Aboriginal school. Proceedings of the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, USA.

Professional Memberships and Awards Member

  • Menzies Memorial Scholars AssociationMember,
  • Public Health Association
  • MJA/Wyeth Award for best research article published in the Medical Journal of Australia in 2002 for "Sharing the true stories: improving communication between Aboriginal patients and healthcare workers".

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Lowell A, Schmitt D, Ah Chin W, Connors C. (submitted) Health literacy, communication and cultural competence: towards an integrated approach in Indigenous health care in the Northern Territory.

Lowell A, Kildea S et al. (submitted) Supporting Indigenous knowledge and practice in health care: lessons from an evaluation of the SWSBSC Program.

Lowell A. (2013) “From your own thinking you can't help us”: Intercultural collaboration to address inequities in services for Indigenous Australians in response to the World Report on Disability. Invited Commentary. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(1): 101–105.

Lowell A, Maypilama L, Yikaniwuy S, Rrapa E, Williams R. & Dunn S. (2012). "Hiding the story'': Indigenous consumer concerns about communication related to chronic disease in one remote region of the NT, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2012; 14(3): 200–208.

Byers L, Kulitja S, Lowell A, & Kruske S. (2012) "Hear our Stories": child rearing practices of a remote Australian Aboriginal community, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(6): 293-297.

Lowell A, Lotfali M, Kruske S & Malin M. (2012) Response to Trial of a developmental screening tool. Letter to the Editor. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Lotfali M & Lowell A. (submitted) Aboriginal Adolescent Sexuality and Pregnancy: A Literature Review. Journal of Youth Studies.

Other Publications

Lowell A, Maypilama L, Yikaniwuy S, Rrapa E, Williams R & Dunn S. (2010) 'Taking control of chronic disease: strengthening communication and education strategies supporting self-management for Indigenous consumers'. Project Report for Department of Health and Ageing.

Dunbar, T., Benger, N. and Lowell, A. (2009) 'NT Cultural Security in health and family service sector: Perspectives from Aboriginal people, AMSANT and NTDHF funded consultancy'. Unpublished report.

Lowell A & Barclay L (2009) 'The Katherine Region Communities for Children Initiative'. A process evaluation: the service providers' perspective. Unpublished report for FACSIA.

Lowell, A. Kildea, S. and Esden, T. (2008) 'Strong Women, Strong Babies, Strong Culture: A Participatory Evaluation'.  Unpublished report for NT DHF.

Conference Presentations

2014 Anne Lowell, Elaine Maypilama & Rosemary Gunjarranbuy. Invited Keynote: Räl-manapanmirr djäma: communication and collaboration in Indigenous health education. Equity @ the Centre: Action on Social Determinants of Health. 22nd National Australian Health Promotion Association Conference & 18th Chronic Diseases Network Conference, Alice Springs, 4-5 September.

2014 Anne Lowell, Dagmar Schmitt, Wendy Ah Chin & Christine Connors. Health literacy, cultural and communication competence of health care providers: towards an integrated approach in the Northern Territory. Equity @ the Centre: Action on Social Determinants of Health. 22nd National Australian Health Promotion Association Conference & 18th Chronic Diseases Network Conference, Alice Springs, 4-5 September.

2013 Anne Lowell, Elaine Maypilama & Rosemary Gundjarranbuy. Sharing the full and true stories about chronic disease: development of a culturally responsive approach to communication with Indigenous Australians. World Conference on Health Promotion, Pattaya, Thailand, 25-29 August.

2012 Anne Lowell & Elaine Maypilama. Indigenous health care in Australia: Challenges in communication. International Conference on Communication in Health Care, St. Andrews, Scotland, 4-7 September.

2011 Anne Lowell, Elaine Maypilama & Phyllis Batumbil. Keynote: Closing the communication gap in Indigenous health: working together to improve practice and outcomes. Diversity & Development Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Darwin, June.

2011 Anne Lowell, Elaine Maypilama & Phyllis Batumbil. Workshop: Closing the communication gap in Indigenous health: strategies for improving intercultural practice. Diversity & Development Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Darwin, June.

2011 Anne Lowell, Elaine Maypilama & Phyllis Batumbil (Invited Presentation). Communication in Remote Indigenous Health Care - Challenges and Strategies. Royal Australian College of Physicians Congress, Darwin, May.

2010 Anne Lowell, Lawurrpa Maypilama, Stephanie Yikaniwuy, Elizabeth Rrapa, Sandra Dunn & Robyn Williams. Plenary session: Taking control of chronic disease: strengthening communication and education strategies for Indigenous consumers. 14th Annual Chronic Diseases Network Conference, Darwin, 9-10 September.

2010 Anne Lowell, Lawurrpa Maypilama, Stephanie Yikaniwuy, Elizabeth Rrapa, Sandra Dunn & Robyn Williams. Workshop: Communication and education with Indigenous consumers: strategies for improvement. 14th Annual Chronic Diseases Network Conference, Darwin, 9-10 September.

Professional Memberships and Awards Member

Professional Memberships and Awards Member

  • Menzies Memorial Scholars AssociationMember,
  • Public Health Association
  • MJA/Wyeth Award for best research article published in the Medical Journal of Australia in 2002 for "Sharing the true stories: improving communication between Aboriginal patients and healthcare workers".

Contacts

Location: Building Blue 5.1.63b
Address : School of Health
                  Charles Darwin University
                  Casuarina NT 0909

                  Australia
T: 08 8946 6297
F: 08 8946 6151
E: anne.lowell@cdu.edu.au