Cherise Daiyi


Cherise competed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) at RMIT University and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) Honours degree at Charles Darwin University.

Professional Experience

Cherise is currently employed at Top End Mental Health Services (TEMHS) (Northern Territory Government: Department of Health and Community Services) as an Indigenous Clinical Trainee/Conditional Psychologist.

Prior to this, Cherise was employed at Danila Dilba Health Service as a youth worker/ counsellor for 16 months. Cherise says her time at Danila Dilba (in particular the Youth and the Emotional, Social Wellbeing units) provided her with a range of relevant knowledge and understanding of issues relating to Indigenous mental health, which are essential to her as an Indigenous person and worker.

Areas of Interest / Expertise

Cherise’s areas of interest are alcohol and other drugs, Indigenous mental health and psychological testing and assessments. She is very interested in seeing how a concern for and an understanding of contemporary psychological dysfunction issues in Indigenous communities can translate into effective policy strategies.