Author/Editor: Judy Atkinson

Biography
Judy Atkinson

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson is a Jiman - Aboriginal Australian (from Central west Queensland) / Bundjalung (Northern New South Wales) woman, who also has Anglo-Celtic, and German heritage.  She holds a BA from the University of Canberra, and a PhD from Queensland University of Technology. She is also a graduate of the Harvard University course, Program for Refugee Trauma - Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery.  Her primary academic and research focus has been in the area of violence, with its relational trauma, and healing or recovery for Indigenous, and indeed all peoples.

In 2006, while Head of the College of Indigenous Australian Peoples at Southern Cross University, she won the Carrick Neville Bonner Award for her curriculum development and innovative teaching practice.  In 2011 she was awarded the Fritz Redlich Memorial award for Human Rights and Mental Health from the Harvard University Program for Refugee Trauma. 


Book Awards
Trauma Trails, Recreating Song Lines: 2003 Shortlist, The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Trauma Trails, Recreating Song Lines

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