Nyuka Wara Consulting
Education and Qualifications:
- Master of Public Health
- Monash University & Harvard Macy Institute (Leadership and Innovation in Health)
- Diploma of Management (Aboriginal Primary Health Care)
- Aboriginal Primary Health Care Certificate 4
- Aboriginal Primary Health Care Certificate 3
Eddie is an Aboriginal man, with family links to Wemba Wemba the people from Swan Hill (Central Victoria) the Palawa people from Cape Barren Island in Tasmania and the Wotjobaluk people from the Wimmera Region of Victoria. Eddie’s career spans 30 years; and includes working in State Government, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, and peak Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and currently Victoria.
Eddie is proactive, result oriented, responsible and technically sound and he is always ready to put all his energy and time into getting the job done. He has excellent research, troubleshooting and analytical skills with regards to understanding the complexities and nuances of creating safe and culturally competent organisations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Particularly, Eddie has expertise and experience in system re-design, including the development of policy frameworks and training programs. He has a very impressive background and profile, in particular, as a facilitator in Aboriginal cultural training and cultural adviser within the healthcare system (hospitals).
Eddie comes highly recommended as a skilled professional to connect with in the Aboriginal space and especially in the realm of providing support to agencies to ensure that they are culturally safe and responsive. Eddie is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Gukwonderuk Indigenous Unit, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Eddie recently graduated with a Master of Public Health degree (February 2017), his thesis was on; How can Victorian health services embed Aboriginal health cultural competence into their everyday practice? Eddie is also a highly skilled and motivated professional, with expertise in; Aboriginal health, public health, research, policy development and project management.
Eddie is highly skilled at stakeholder management, and has extensive experience in communication with people at all levels. A recent role as the cultural advisor at Peninsula health, Eddie was required to develop strong working partnerships with key stakeholders; he demonstrate this by, developing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Advisory Group which reported to the senior executive committee of a hospital. The group consisted of representatives from the Aboriginal community, Aboriginal Community Controlled health services, governments and shire councils.