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Join Professor Helen Milroy, Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia, for a lecture as part of The Art of Healing: Australian Indigenous Bush Medicine  exhibition programme.

The lecture will consider the importance of understanding health and healing through an Aboriginal cultural lens where imagery and storytelling play an important part in healing practices. Discussion will explore how traditional aspects of healing are combined with contemporary knowledge systems in Aboriginal culture today in order to improve health and wellbeing.

The lecture will take place on the 8th floor of Bush House, with an opportunity to see The Art of Healing exhibition in the Arcade.

About the speaker

Professor Helen Milroy is a descendent of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She was a Commissioner with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from 2013-2017. Currently she is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Professor at the University of Western Australia, Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission and co-chair of the Million Minds medical research advisory group.

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