Recognised in Health, Education, Justice & Employment
Ken Zulumovski is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation. He is a graduate of the (Djurawang) Bachelor, Health Sciences (Mental Health) at Charles Sturt University. He regularly guest lecturers at the Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit of the UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He was co-researcher at Muru Marri investigating strengths in social and emotional well-being programs for Indigenous youth, a FaHCSIA-funded project involving UNSW and James Cook University QLD.
He is the creator and founder of the not for profit Gamarada Indigenous Healing and Life Skills Program based in Redfern NSW. This organisation delivers healing and life skills programs to Indigenous men, youth and children. The organisation also engages in high level advocacy to improve mental health, access to justice and reduce incarceration rates by creating links between legal, healing, health and community services. In 2010 the Gamarada Healing and Life Skills program was recognised by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet with an Excellence Award for Building Leadership in Indigenous Communities.
In addition, Ken is Managing Director of Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources (GUIR) where he and his team develop and deliver programs to the education, justice and health sectors to effect significant improvements in outcomes for Indigenous people and communities.
Ken’s vision is that GUIR will play a pivotal role in architecting the framework for a cohesive and collaborative program and service design and delivery in Aboriginal Male and Youth Mental Health across NSW and then the country.
Ken is well respected as an expert in the field of Aboriginal Male and Youth Mental Health. As such he is regularly invited to advise public health organisation, service providers and research institutions to contribute to their programs and research projects. Ken ran the first NSW Aboriginal Men’s Health Forum at Parliament House in 2012. He is currently an executive member of the Indigenous Leaders forum for the NSW Mental Health Commission as part of their current review of the state-wide policy.