Carol Dowling is a Badimaya/Yamatji woman whose family comes from Coodingnow & Wydgee Stations in the Central West of Western Australia.
She is the long serving Chairperson of Noongar Media Enterprises and an award winning radio documentary producer.
Carol holds a Masters in Indigenous Research and Development from Curtin University and has just submitted her doctoral thesis in Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the impact of colonialisation upon five generations of women in her famiy
Her twin sister is Julie Dowling, one of Australians prominant portrait painters.
Carol is a foster mother and has two school aged sons. In 2011/12, Carol completed a major documentary series for the federal health department on Aboriginal child ear health in her community. Her series is a two time finalist in the National Community Broadcasting Association of Australia awards and winner of this award in 2013. The documentary series highlights the lived experience of Aboriginal families in Noongar country (south west of Western Australia) who live with the impact of Otitis Media in the lives of their children while promoting its prevention and treatment to Aboriginal audiences in Western Australia. Carol won the Australian Human Rights Commission award for this series in 2013.