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Staff profile – Cheryl Davis

Name: Cheryl Davis.

Title: Director, Indigenous Engagement.

School: Faculty of Health Sciences.

Campus: Bentley.

How long have you worked at Curtin?

I worked at Curtin University for 12 years previously, back again after some six years at other universities interstate.

Where did you work prior to starting at the university?

Northern Territory Medical Program, Flinders University for the past five years.

What do you like best about your role?

Building an Indigenous health workforce.

Cheryl Davis Director, Indigenous Engagement.
Cheryl Davis Director, Indigenous Engagement.

Why did you choose your current career path?

I wanted to improve Aboriginal people’s experiences in mainstream health and education.

First job?

Receptionist/Typist.

Worst job?

Don’t have one.

What project are you currently working on and what does it involve?

Indigenous Engagement – providing leadership and strategic direction to the Faculty of Health Sciences in regard to Indigenous engagement. The role involves working with deans, directors, heads of schools, and other stakeholders, to provide advice and support in relation to any aspects of the faculty operations in which an Indigenous perspective or engagement strategy is required.

Your favourite place in the world and why?

I’ve always wanted to go to New York.

Your favourite cuisine and why?

Any Asian cuisine because of the spices.

Tell us something about yourself that your colleagues wouldn’t know?

One-eyed West Coast Eagles fan.

What is the best piece of advice you have received?

Both parents always said ‘work hard’.