Mariah Goldsworthy, Aboriginal Project Officer and Master of Philosophy student in FMH’s Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, shared her current study as a Master of Philosophy candidate at the Poche Centre workshop.
She is undertaking a qualitative evaluation of the school based primary health care service in Broken Hill. Her future PhD aspirations include exploring the impact on First Nation’s educators of Cultural Education.
Goldsworthy’s MPhil is one of four studies evaluating the school based primary health care service model. A model that aims to increase access to services and improve health and educational outcomes for children from rural and remote communities.
The evaluation that Goldsworthy is conducting is using the well-established Indigenous method of ‘yarning’. She is evaluating the experiences of families that have used this service, the challenges and successes, and is determining how the service could be improved.
Her purpose as a PhD candidate is to determine how First Nation cultural educators are impacted, how best to sustain them, with what practices, and the impact on culturally safe health care.