2022 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards

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.

Let’s celebrate the following winners for each category:

Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health (proudly sponsored by SARRAH)
Winner: Ryley Park, Eastern Arrernte man and currently studying Bachelor of Speech Pathology.
Indigenous Allied Health Student Achievement Award (proudly sponsored by the University of Canberra)
Winner: Sharna MotlapMmbabram woman and nutrition graduate.
Commitment to Indigenous Health Award (proudly sponsored by the Australian Dental Council)
Winner: Orange Medical Services, on Wiradjuri land.
Local Allied Health Champion Award (proudly sponsored by the Fred Hollows Foundation)
Winner: Kelly Hyde, Bundjalung woman and mental health professional.
Allied Health Inspiration Award (proudly sponsored by SARRAH)
Winner: Lauren Hutchinson, Muruwari woman and Optometrist.
Contribution to Indigenous Research Award (proudly sponsored by the Lowitja Institute)
Winner: Assoc Prof. Karla CanutoNaghir tribe of the Kul Kal Gul clan, and exercise physiologist.
Allied Health Workforce Leadership and Innovative Practice Award (proudly sponsored by the Australian Pharmacy Council)
Winner: Tara LewisIman woman and speech pathologist.
Assistant in Allied Health Person of the Year (proudly sponsored by CRANAplus)
Winner: Lorraine Randall, Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara woman and Allied Health Assistant in speech therapy.
Indigenous Allied Health Professional of the Year (proudly sponsored by Dieticians Australia)
Winner: Chastina HeckNywaigi woman and pharmacist.
Craig Dukes Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award (proudly sponsored by Indigenous Allied Health Australia)
Winner: Dr Stephen CorporalEastern Arrernte man and social worker.



December 6, 2022


Posted by: Jessica Schulz