Alana Gall

Research assistant and Masters candidate

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine), Endeavour College of Natural Health, 2015.

Location:

Brisbane

Biography:

Alana is a Pakana (Tasmanian Aboriginal) woman from the North East coast of lutruwita (Tasmania), and more recently the Bass Strait Islands of Cape Barren and Flinders Island.

Alana is passionate about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and health equality. She believes that the wellbeing and identity of her people is strongly centered around connection to land, culture and spirituality. She has over six years’ experience in research, research translation, community engagement, health education and clinical consultation. 

Alana is currently doing a Masters by Research with a focus on Traditional and Complementary Medicine use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients, and more specifically, the disclosure of this use to their cancer healthcare professionals.

 

  • Quality of life and patient experiences among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gynaecological cancer patients.
  1. Morris B, Reed B, Gall A, Arley B, Cunningham J & Garvey G, (2015) The development of an Indigenous cancer network - lessons learned, COSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

  2. Gall, A., Garvey, G., (2014), Cancer – Busting the Myths, (published online) Healthinfonet, NICaN.

  3. Brands, J & Gall, A, (2013) What does the evidence say about implementation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health contexts?, Implementation Roundtable: Report.