Luke Cantley

Mr Luke Cantley

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Personal profile

Research Biography

Luke Cantley has family connections to the Gunditjmara nation of Victoria and is a Research Associate located within the Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS) at Flinders University. Through his research Luke seeks to understand the role Aboriginal culture plays as a protective factor within the child protection system, whilst also exploring the nuances between child safety and cultural safety. Luke has gained extensive experience working as an Aboriginal Health Worker using a strengths-based approach across diverse sectors including Prison Health, Primary Health Care, Public Housing and Mental Health Services. Luke’s developing expertise includes 1) Culturally appropriate and ethical ways of engaging with community members, 2) Health and Wellbeing assessment methods fostering participatory action research, and 3) Social inequities generated by reduced access to services or resources.

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate, University of South Australia

Award Date: 19 Apr 2019

Postgraduate Certificate, University of Sydney

Award Date: 21 Apr 2017