Summer Finlay

Associate Consultant

Summer Finlay, Associate Consultant for Coxinall RidgewaySummer is a Yorta Yorta Woman who grew up in Lake Macquarie near Newcastle. She has worked in health at the National level and has strong professional connections across the country in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service sector.
Summer has worked across the country in a variety of different capacities with a number of Universities, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, Tafe NSW, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and state and territory affiliates, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Croakey, NSW and Victorian Departments of Health and the Commonwealth Department of Health.

QUALIFICATIONS :
– Doctor of Philosophy (candidate) School of Population Health, University of South Australia
– Master of Public Health Advanced major Social Marketing, University of Wollongong.
– Bachelor of Social Science Majoring in linguistics, Macquarie University.
– Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment

AFFILIATIONS : 
– Honorary Associate Sydney University
– Member of the Public Health Association of Australia
– Member of the Australian Health Promotion Association

SKILLS & PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE :  Prior to joining Cox Inall Ridgeway Janine was on a six month secondment Summer has extensive social marketing, social media, communications and Aboriginal health. She currently works for Croakey.org in a number of capacities, including as a contributing editor, and as a member of the #JustJustice and #JustClimate projects, and has reported for the  Croakey Conference News Service which includes live tweeting.

Summer currently is managing the Public Health Associations of Australia’s Indigenous twitter account and a twitter account for a Centre of Research Excellence CREATE. Summer also works in Aboriginal health research with the Cancer Institute, NSW.  Previously she has managed twitter accounts including National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation and Healing Foundation twitter accounts and was involved with @IndigenousX. Summer was to tweet engaged by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project, Lowitja Institute, Healing Foundation and the Canadian High Commissioner from their events. She has also worked at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW utilising social media and social marketing.

Follow her on Twitter:  @OnTopicAus

AREAS OF EXPERTISE :
– Workshop facilitation
– Project management
– Aboriginal health policy
– Communications and media
– Social marketing
– Health promotion
– Aboriginal Health Research

CONTACT:
Level 2, 44 Mountain St, Ultimo NSW 2007
0402 249 058
information@coxinallridgeway.com.au