IAHA congratulates the 2022 National Indigenous Allied Health Award recipients, which were announced as part of the IAHA 2022 National Conference held on the lands of Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples of the ACT and surrounding region. The Awards recognised Indigenous excellence from across professions, sectors, and regions across the nation, celebrating the leadership of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce.
Craig Dukes Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Dr Stephen Corporal, Eastern Arrernte man and social worker.
Local Allied Health Champion Award
Winner: Kelly Hyde, Bundjalung woman and mental health professional.
Indigenous Allied Health Student Achievement Award
Winner: Sharna Motlap, Mmbabram woman and nutrition graduate.
Winner: Lauren Hutchinson, Muruwari woman and Optometrist.
Winner: Ryley Park, Eastern Arrernte man and currently studying Bachelor of Speech Pathology.
Winner: Assoc Prof. Karla Canuto, Naghir tribe of the Kul Kal Gul clan, and exercise physiologist.
Winner: Tara Lewis, Iman woman and speech pathologist.
Winner: Lorraine Randall, Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara woman and Allied Health Assistant in speech therapy.
Winner: Chastina Heck, Nywaigi woman and pharmacist.
Winner: Orange Medical Services, on Wiradjuri land.