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Dr Doseena Fergie

Lecturer, Indigenous Health and Culture, Australian Catholic University

Doseena Fergie is a registered maternal and child health nurse and midwife, with a Doctorate on postnatal depression experienced by Aboriginal women residing in Victoria. She continues to focus on nursing research and health in her role as Lecturer in Indigenous Health and Culture at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Doseena previously worked as a Clinical Coordinator for the Aboriginal Health Team within Eastern Health for 11 years.

Doseena has lived in Victoria for the past 20 years with her family. Born and raised on Thursday Island, her Torres Strait ancestry comes from Mabuiag Island, her Aboriginal heritage from Wuthathi country, Cape York, and her Asian ancestry from Ambon in Indonesia.

In 2016 Doseena was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Hall of Fame. She is the founding member and current president of Healesville Indigenous Community Health Service, as well as the Boorndawan Willam Healing Service and Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.