Professor Gracelyn Smallwood AM

Professor Gracelyn Smallwood AM

Professor Gracelyn Smallwood AM has been an advocate for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians since 1968. Awarded the Queensland Aboriginal of the Year in 1986, the Henry Kemp Memorial Award at the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in 1994, the Deadly Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Indigenous Health in 2007, and NAIDOC Person of the Year in 2014, Professor Smallwood is a registered nurse, midwife and trained in mental health, with experience both in Australia and internationally. Professor Smallwood became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1992 for her service to Aboriginal Health and Welfare and to Public Health particularly in relation to HIV/AIDS.