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Professor Pat Dudgeon is a psychologist and research fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. She is a Commissioner of the Australian National Mental Health Commission, deputy chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologist’s Association, chair of the National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leaders Mental Health and co-chair of the ministerial Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group. She is currently the director of the National Empowerment Project: an Indigenous suicide prevention project and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project. She has many publications in Indigenous mental health.