Dr Chelsea Bond is a Munanjali and South Sea Islander Australian and a Research Fellow at the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.
Dr Bond has worked as an Aboriginal Health Worker and researcher in communities across South East Queensland and has a strong interest in Indigenous health and Indigenous studies.
Much of Chelsea’s work, across both areas of teaching and research, has focused on interpreting and privileging Indigenous knowledges in relation to health, race, culture and identity. Her PhD research, which examined the disjuncture between Indigenous and public health narratives of identity in an urban Aboriginal community, was awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence placing her among the top 10 per cent of her graduating year.
Her published works have included examinations of strength-based health promotion practice, Indigenous social capital, and the conceptualization of Aboriginality within public health and she received national recognition for her work exploring urban Indigenous smoking cessation narratives.
Chelsea is an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow and has been awarded National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year, UQ Young Alumni and Lowitja Institute’s Emerging Indigenous Health Researcher.
Dr Bond is a board member of Screen Queensland and Inala Wangarra (an Indigenous community development association) and is an affiliate member of the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. She is also a guest host of 98.9FM’s Let’s Talk Program and regular contributor to The Conversation.