Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW

Miss Harrison is a Wiradjuri woman who has grown up around the city of Wollongong, New South Wales. Miss Harrison has completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Indigenous Health and is currently completing a Masters of Health Leadership and Management at the University of Wollongong.

Miss Harrison has worked within the Aboriginal drug and alcohol sector for approximately seven (7) years and is currently employed as the NSW Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network (ADAN) Project Officer at the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW. Within this position, Miss Harrison coordinates the ADAN Symposium, Leadership Group and Managers Forum, as well as general information sharing to the wider ADAN network. Miss Harrison also co-chairs the NSW Health Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Subcommittee, and is a member of the NSW Health Drug and Alcohol Program Council, in addition to providing advice and input into a variety of State-wide committees and policies. Furthermore, Miss Harrison is also a Session Two Drug and Alcohol lecturer for the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) Djirruwang Program at the Charles Sturt University, and is currently a Board member of the Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service.

As a young Aboriginal woman, Miss Harrison has a strong passion for learning new skills and knowledge to build her capacity in the collaborative pursuit of making sustainable changes for Indigenous communities across NSW and Australia.