Dr Lynore Geia

Dr Lynore Geia is a Bwgcolman woman, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman from Palm Island, North Queensland, home to the Bwgcolman people. Dr Geia’s health career spans over forty years of experience as a health professional, also participating in leadership roles in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health on State, Territory, Federal, International, and local community forums. Dr Geia has extensive practice in rural and remote health and is a strong advocate for Aboriginal community controlled health services and systems and is committed to addressing racism and oppressive health practices in health care and embedding cultural safety in Australian nursing and midwifery education.
Dr Geia’s current work focus encompasses working with the local Palm Island community to develop best practice support strategies to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, family, and community health. Dr Geia is a CATSINaM member, a recipient of the Sally Goold Award, and was recently conferred into the CATSINaM Hall of Fame, a member of the Elders’ Circle and Muliyan Founding member.

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