FORA.tv Speaker - Maggie Brady
Maggie Brady is an experienced social anthropologist and has undertaken long-term fieldwork on health and land issues in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.
Brady researched the diet and lifestyle of Aboriginal people in the vicinity of the Maralinga atomic test sites in preparation for, and following, the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia (1985).
She has worked primarily on alcohol misuse and other substance abuse such as petrol sniffing since the late 1970s. Brady has undertaken studies of drinking in Aboriginal communities, in Tennant Creek (1984) and Alice Springs (1999), and participated in a study of licensing restrictions in South Australia (2001).
In 1998 Maggie published the first edition of a book of community development strategies for managing alcohol problems The Grog Book winning an Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing. A revised edition was published in 2005.
Brady is also a University Medal winner, receiving the JG Crawford Prize for her PhD thesis in 2000. Her interests include health and alcohol policies for indigenous peoples in Australia and internationally, the role of primary health care in alcohol interventions, and more recently, Aboriginal social enterprises and the liquor industry.
09.18.08 | 00:56:34 min
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