Let’s Talk…Social Justice with Professor Lisa Whop
This week on Let’s Talk…Social Justice, Kevin catches up with Australia’s leading authority on cervical cancer control in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: Professor Lisa Whop. Professor Whop is a Gumulgal woman from the Wagadagam tribe of Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait, and she is an Indigenist epidemiologist with experience in implementing health research to develop, inform and change public health policy, guidelines and practice.
Professor Lisa Whop holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant and is the lead of the cervical cancer elimination team, and acting Co-Director of the National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Research at the Australian National University.
In a rich and timely conversation, Kevin talks with Professor Whop about her research into cervical cancer control in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, as well as the broader challenge of Indigenous health justice in the colony. They reflect on the power and importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and control across the health system – from frontline work to health research.
Professor Lisa Whop and Kevin Yow Yeh talk about why Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty are essential to meaningful health justice.