Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson (AM) is a Jiman/Bundjalung woman with additional Anglo, Celtic, and German heritage. Currently serving as the patron of We Al-li Pty Ltd, she is a renowned leader and researcher in intergenerational trauma, with over 35 publications in the field. Atkinson's seminal PhD thesis (2002), "Lifting the Blankets – The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma in Aboriginal Australia," focused on intergenerational trauma among Indigenous Australians. She has received numerous accolades, including the Carrick Neville Bonner Award for her groundbreaking 'educaring' programs and the prestigious Fritz Redlich Memorial Award for Human Rights and Mental Health from the Harvard University Global Mental Health - Trauma and Recovery program.