Project Officer and PhD candidate, SEARCH
Simone Sherriff is a Wotjobaluk woman and has worked at the Sax Institute on the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) for eight years. She has experience working in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector in NSW, in Aboriginal health research and in the implementation of services relating to ear health and speech and language development in urban Aboriginal children.
Simone has completed a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion and a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking a PhD looking at the trajectories and risk factors of overweight and obesity in urban Aboriginal children. Simone holds a Turner PhD scholarship through the Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney University, and was recently selected into the Poche Indigenous Leadership Fellows program through the University of Melbourne.