Aunty Pam Gow is a Kamilaroi/Gamilaroi woman from northern New South Wales. She became a registered nurse and registered midwife in 1984 before going on to complete a Bachelor of Health Science in Child Health (CSU), and then a Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health Nursing Tresillian (UTS). Currently, she is a clinician with Queensland Health as a Child Youth and Family Health Nurse.
Aunty Pam has nursed in NSW Area Health Services in rural, regional and urban areas. She has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait families and carers, screening programs, parenting groups, growth and development clinics of 0-4years, immunisation clinics and the dedicated ‘New Directions Teams’ with parents’ and carers’ and their 0-8-year-old children.
Aunty Pam places high importance on feeling culturally safe as an employee and as an Aboriginal person. She ensures that the connections she makes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait families are culturally safe. She aims to be a voice, to help build on the parents’ strengths as they journey through parenthood. She aims to impart and share her knowledge, skills and learning. She has ideas of the importance of family health and of culturally safe ways and sees an opportunity for Aboriginal Health and Culture leading the Australian population, to be another way of powerful healing. In June 2020, Aunty Pam Gow became a member of the CATSINaM Elders’ Circle.