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Ms Fiona Fowler

BSW(Hons), University of Sydney

Fiona is a visiting researcher at the Baker Institute affiliated with the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. Graduating from the University of Sydney in 2013 with First Class Honours, Fiona is a qualified social worker with six years of practice experience spanning diverse policy and service delivery settings within Services Australia (formerly the Department of Human Services). Fiona is currently studying an international Master of Social Work specialising in human rights and specifically, the right to health.

Fiona is leading the first qualitative study about HTLV-1 in Central Australia, exploring perceptions towards HTLV-1 with the view to decolonising this neglected infection. The study will collect insights from health professionals in addition to members of the Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara communities to inform future responses to HTLV-1 that harmonise indigenous and Western principles of prevention, education and health promotion. The study is partially funded by a Gender Equity and Diversity Grant from the Northern Territory Government.


  • German Academic Exchange Service Study Scholarship (2018–2020)
  • University of Sydney Bachelor of Social Work, First Class Honours (2013)


  • Northern Territory Government Gender Equity and Diversity Grant (2020)
  • Helen Sham Ho Social Work Prize (2013)
  • Department of Education Creative Young Stars Scholarship (2013)
  • Zonta Club East University Scholarship (2013)

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