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Dr Anni Hine Moana Academic, Public Health

Dr. Anni Hine Moana worked in mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services as a counsellor, counselling supervisor and clinical educator prior to entering academia.

Her approaches to counselling have been informed by post modernist ideas as expressed through narrative therapy, critical psychology and sociology.

Anni’s doctoral thesis explored the relationship of the self-conscious emotion of shame to alcohol problems as experienced by Australian Aboriginal women living in urban and regional areas of Victoria.
Anni’s research interests include the significance of language, issues of power and privilege in the development of therapeutic relationships, participatory action research and the effects of settler-colonisation on indigenous populations. She has presented papers at national and international conferences, appeared as a guest on the ABC program Life Matters and in 2017 was invited to participate in the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Anni has written and delivered course material for a number of undergraduate subjects, including Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellbeing (PHE2MHW) at LaTrobe University.

A member of the Conference Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association (Addictions), Anni is also a past board member of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of Victoria.

Anni currently works at LaTrobe, teaching into a number of subjects in the School of Psychology and Health Sciences.

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