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Stephanie Bell is an Australian Aboriginal, Kulilla/ Wakka Wakka woman. Her grandmother was a member of the stolen generations, having been removed from her family, who were Warramungu people, at Brunette Downs in the Northern Territory. Stephanie Bell has degrees in Business Management and Aboriginal Health Service Management and is also a Fellow of the Sir Gustav Nossal International Fellowship for Leadership in Health Reform.


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Current position

Stephanie Bell currently holds the following position

  • Founding member of the Lowitja Institute (which incorporates the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health).
  • Previous positions

  • Chief Executive Officer of Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC), a community controlled Aboriginal health service based in Alice Springs.
  • Executive member of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the Australian national peak organisation.
  • Chairperson of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), which is the Northern Territory’s peak body for Aboriginal community controlled health services. She is also a founding member of AMSANT.
  • Chairperson of Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum, which involves AMSANT, the Northern Territory Government and the Australian Government. It collaboratively plans health service delivery with a focus on developing an evidence-based approach to comprehensive primary health care.
  • Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Consortium.
  • Ministerial appointee to the Northern Territory Child Death Review and Prevention Committee.
  • Publications and speeches

    Stephanie Bell has published articles and frequently makes speeches on the following topics:

  • Aboriginal rights,
  • Comprehensive primary health care,
  • Community control of health services.
  • Awards

    Stephanie Bell was the 2011 recipient of the Menzies Medallion, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to primary health care and to Indigenous health in the Northern Territory. The Menzies Medallion is awarded annually by the Menzies School of Health Research to honour individuals who have made a national contribution to health, in areas which have benefited the Northern Territory.


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