With maternal connections to Girrimay mob from North Queensland, born on Turrbal land, Marianne Wobcke is a nurse, midwife and award-winning artist. Her program of culturally connected birthing practices and trauma recovery is grounded in radical creativity, aiming to break the cycles of trauma that are the inheritance of colonial violence in Indigenous Australian communities.

Marianne is the 2021 recipient of the Australia Council Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development. She is currently a PhD Candidate with Griffith University’s School of Health Sciences & Social work¬† and QCA – conducting arts/health based research.


Scientia Professor Jill Bennett

Director. Australian Research Council Australian Laureate Fellow

Volker Kuchelmeister

Senior Research Fellow Immersive Visualisation

Dr Gail Kenning

Postdoctoral Fellow, fEEL

Dr Lydia Gitau

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychosocial Practice

Steph Vajda

Research Associate

Rebecca Moran

Lived Experience Engagement Fellow

Lucia Barrera

Scientia PhD candidate

Chloe Watfern

Scientia PhD candidate