Amba-Rose Atkinson

Amba-Rose Atkinson, MPH

Visiting Doctoral Student

Amba-Rose Atkinson (she/her) is a proud Gumbaynggirr nyami from the mid-north coast of New South Wales, undertaking a PhD at the University of Queensland. Her research explores the health impacts of Indigenous cultural practices – such as language revitalisation and cultural burning – on Country and people, emphasising the vital role of Indigenous Knowledges in addressing environmental, climate, and health challenges.

Amba-Rose completed her mid-candidature in June 2023 and is currently writing her thesis. Alongside her studies, Amba-Rose serves on the Advisory Board of Connecting Climate Minds and is exploring how United Nations (UN) systems and processes safeguard Indigenous peoples and land rights across UN fora including the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Amba-Rose previously completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne.