Dr Glenda Kickett

Dr Glenda Kickett, a Whadjuk and Ballardong woman from the Bibbulmun Noongar Nation, is an outstanding advocate for children and young people. Glenda said, “I am passionate about our culture, our children and young people and the possibilities of what can be achieved when we talk with one voice, walk the journey together and how we bring others on that journey”.

Glenda is highly respected for the significant contribution she has made to the West Australian community, and nationally. Her current role is Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Engagement /Therapeutic Services – Aboriginal Children and Families at the Australian Childhood Foundation and she was previously Executive Manager at Djooraminda-Centrecare for thirteen years. Glenda is the Chairperson of NAIDOC Perth Inc., Vice Chairperson of Wungening Aboriginal Corporation, Co-Chair Social Reinvestment WA, Member of the Noongar Child Protection Council, and Chairperson of Glass Jars, Shooting Stars Australia, Netball WA.

Glenda has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Arts in Indigenous Research and Development from Curtin University and a Doctor of Philosophy through the School of Social Work at the University of Western Australia.

It is an honour to have such a Champion in our Valuing Children team.