OPUS Spotlight: Brooke Conley

Brooke Conley has completed her Bachelor in Exercise Science and is in her final year of Master of Physiotherapy Practice at Latrobe University in Bendigo.

She is a proud Ngiyampaa woman from Cobar, New South Wales. Her family heritage has evoked her passion for Indigenous research, which has led to her to apply for a PhD.

She aims to contribute to the OPUS ECCO program, with her research set to begin in 2021. She will investigate if physiotherapy information and education resources are culturally appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus.

Beyond her PhD, Brooke intends to continue exploring ways to improve Aboriginal health outcomes, in an academic role. Alongside this, she hopes to practice as a Physiotherapist and educate fellow colleagues how to improve the care provided to Aboriginal people.