Leda Sivak

Leda Sivak has been working at Wardliparingga since early 2014. First, as Program Manager of the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration, Leda provided project management and research support to a Centre for Research Excellence that had been established in 2005. In that role she also contributed to the development of a Wellbeing Framework to support the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with chronic disease. More recently Leda has been an active member of Wardliparingga’s Evaluation Team, which conducts complex, multi-disciplinary program and service evaluations both within South Australia and interstate. In addition, Leda has provided editorial support to the South Australian Aboriginal Diabetes Strategy and South Australian Aboriginal Heart and Stroke Plan projects. Her current role is within the Wardliparingga team that is developing an Improvement Guide for actions impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for Version Two of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
Journal article

"Language breathes life"- Barngarla community perspectives on the wellbeing impacts of reclaiming a dormant Australian Aboriginal language

Little research has sought to identify the potential psychological benefits that may derive from language reclamation. The main purpose of the Barngarla Language and Wellbeing Study is to assess the effectiveness of language revival in improving the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of...