Education Qualifications – Scientific Rigour

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I bring scientific rigour to editing and cultural safety.

Rigour in the sense used here is “strictness” in the development and application of scientific research. It means that every aspect of the research must be justified, verified, and replified (my word! from replication). My research needs to go the “nth” degree, to be the “fine-tooth comb”, and to do it so that others can understand it.

My scientific rigour began with:

BSc in Microbiology and Biochemistry (learning about fine details and controlled procedures in labs). I was then known as “Mark Lutschini” but changed to “Mark Lock” after I was married.

An Honours in Nutrition (I analysed human urine samples for creatinine levels).The publication is: The validity of predicting the basal metabolic rate of young Australian men and women.

A Master of Public Health (I learned the importance of writing and language in public policy making). This is my first journal publication as first author: Engaging with holism in Australian Aboriginal health policy – a review. I also published a discussion paper on that topic: Aboriginal Holistic Health: A Critical Review.

A Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (I developed a methodology for analysing committees). One article from this work: Indigenous participation in an informal national Indigenous health policy network. The PhD is: The Participation of Indigenous People in National Indigenous Health Policy Processes.

I continue with my scientific rigour in social science research of public health concepts. See my list of publications at ORCID ID.

Dr Mark J Lock brings scientific rigour to his Cultural Safety Editing Service

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By drlockediting

I apply my academic and cultural skills to editing your important writing. With a Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health), Master of Public Health, Honours in Nutrition, and a Bachelor of Science, I bring strong educational skills to my editing. As a First Nations Australia (Ngiyampaa), with First Fleet heritage (The Lucas Clan) and growing up in country NSW, I bring a unique cultural lens to my practice. My editing will empower your cultural safety - respecting your cultural identity, heritage, and values - so that your cultural voice shines through in your writing. If you need editing of your creative writing, academic writing, or report writing, then contact Cultural Safety Editing Service.

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