Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker is a highly respected Wadjuk Noongar Traditional Owner, academic community development practitioner, children’s fiction author and emerging photographer. She is a former National Women’s Basketball league player, State Basketball League player and captain and coach with over 20 years playing and coaching experience. Cheryl has worked with Aboriginal people all her life in the fields of education, sport and health and is very passionate about using her research to make a real difference to the lives of Aboriginal children and their families. Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker is currently the Executive Director of Pindi Pindi Ltd, Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Wellbeing, Director of Research and Community Development at Koya Aboriginal Corporation and Research Fellow at Curtin University.
Cheryl has lived most of her life in the Swan region, is a dedicated wife and mother of 3 children and was educated in Australia and the United States. A key aim of Cheryl’s research is to ensure a sustainable positive difference to the lives of Aboriginal children, their families and community. She is committed to ensuring that research is translated into real-life grass-roots resources and programs. Cheryl has recently developed Kaat, Koort and Hoops in Midland, a basketball lifestyle program for 4-16 year old children who have potential but limited opportunities to enhance their wellbeing.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Closing the Gap campaign. So far, only three of the seven national targets are on track and it is clear that our nation needs to do more to improve outcomes for Australia’s First Peoples. This expert panel will discuss the successes and pitfalls of the campaign, potential […]