Roxanne is a Palawa woman who was born and raised on Gubbi Gubbi Land in southeast Queensland. She completed a double degree in Nursing and Health Science (Paramedics) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Roxanne completed her graduate nursing year on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. She then undertook further training in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. She relocated to Canberra in 2017 to commence postgraduate study in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. Roxanne is passionate about child and infant health, with a particular interest in the epidemiology and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children admitted to PICUs in Australia.