Tegan Schefe

Regional Implementation Manager – QLD, NSW, ACT, NT

Tegan Schefe is a Bidjara and Kamilaroi woman growing up in Charleville. Tegan has a long history of engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  Her background as an Aboriginal Health Worker and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, project development and management has been instrumental in the USC Thompson Institute’s development of a co-designed First Nations Suicide Prevention Strategy, and in ensuring its research and community-based initiatives are culturally appropriate, culturally informed, and community-led.
 
Tegan is passionate about the importance of evidence-based research being translated back into community, while ensuring best practice protocols are used to building community capacity for individuals, families, and communities. Tegan advocates for finding effective and sustainable strategies, through close consultation with the community they aim to benefit.
 
Tegan has established and maintained excellent relationships with community, government, and non-government services. Tegan has been working alongside Living Works Australia in the development of a culturally tailored program of their suicide alertness training safe TALK. Tegan is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science degree – Applied Health Promotion.