Aboriginal Women Lead the Way

Earbus Chair Carol Dowling and CEO Paul Higginbotham

Earbus Chair Carol Dowling and CEO Paul Higginbotham

Earbus is honoured to have three distinguished Aboriginal women on its Board of Directors as a result of our most recent AGM. Dr Carol Dowling is a continuing Board Member and Chair – a proud Badimaya/Yamatji woman, academic and award-winning broadcaster.

Dr Julie Owen is originally from Adelaide but has lived and worked in regional and remote WA for the last 30 years. Julie was the first Aboriginal graduate from UWA’s School of Population Health, completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Aboriginal Health. In 2007, Julie won a Fulbright Scholarship to study diabetes education in Native American populations in the U.S.  

Julie and Carol work at Curtin University’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

Sue Beath worked for 24 years in the WA Department of Education, the last 10 years as Manager, Aboriginal Education. A proud Karriyarra woman from the Pilbara, Sue supported the introduction of Earbus Programs to many school sites; in her Pilbara Managerial role she provided valuable cultural training workshops for our Clinical Team.