Associate Professor Tess Lea, The University of Sydney, will present an update on the HHT Housing for Health Incubator partnership with Healthabitat.
Event commences at 5pm. Refreshments served at 6pm.
Associate Professor Tess Lea
Tess is a 'policy anthropologist', ethnographic researcher, born and bred Darwinite and Chair of Department in Gender and Cultural studies, at the University of Sydney. Her fundamental interest is with issues of (dys)function: how it occurs and to what, whom and how it is ascribed. She has worked as a senior bureaucrat in the Northern Territory Departments of Health and Education, and operated as a ministerial advisor. Her work reflects on the respective points of view of Canberra policy formulators, Indigenous organisations, and Indigenous families and asks why the path to realising seemingly shared ambitions (to be healthy, to be housed, to have an income) is so densely obstacled. She is the author of 'Darwin' and 'Bureaucrats & Bleeding Hearts: Indigenous Health in Northern Australia’.