Kathryn Potter—Valuing the differences

Kathryn Potter—Valuing the differences

Kathryn Potter—Valuing the differences

Kathryn Potter—Valuing the differences

Cameron Edwards APAM, has a yarn with Deadly physio and Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee, Kathryn Potter APAM, about respect for culture, the peaceful balance of Reconciliation, language, and regrowing the voices and presence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are warned that the following episode may contain the names and voices of people who are deceased. 

A bit about Kathryn

I am a Kamilaroi woman with mob from Toomelah Bogabilla. I am an Advanced Physiotherapist, practicing for over 14 years and working in the public health system for 17 years. I have been recognised for my work in Indigenous Health by the APA (2018).

My business won the Community Contribution major award, 2019, at the Logan Business Distinction Awards. I am the current Chair of the APA National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee. 

Country (from): Kamilaroi
Country (currently living): Yugambeh (Logan)
Favourite Indigenous word: Yaalu (again, see you again)
One word that sums up what Reconciliation or Closing the Gap looks like: Peaceful
Song of choice: I love hearing Welcome to Country in language or traditional songs but if I had to pick an artist and song it is  Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Wiyathul 


Listen to The Deadly Physios playlist on Spotify. To learn more about the places, names and organisations mentioned in this episode (plus so much more!) check out our Extra Deadly Resources 


Creators: Marko Stechiwskyj and Clare Pickering
Producer: Clare Pickering
Editors: Clare Pickering and Ali Aitken
Post-production: Ali Aitken
Artwork: Emma Bamblett
Theme music: Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge
APA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Officer: Lowana Williams and Alyce Merritt
APA marketing team:  Nichola Stamatakos and Barbara Karametos
APA graphic designer: Mick Hibbert
APA communications: Claire Macuz
Website design: Eddy Kim

Thank you to The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies for helping us locate our Country.

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the many lands across Australia and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their enduring connection to the lands and waterways of this country and thank them for protecting and maintaining this country for us and future generations.