Dr Lynore Geia is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman from Palm Island, North Queensland, home to the Bwgcolman people. Her role as a health professional is interrelated with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and her professional leadership experiences over the past three decades. This has involved participating in various leadership roles in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health on State, Territory, Federal and International forums. Lynore has extensive practice in rural and remote health and is a strong advocate for Aboriginal community-controlled health. Lynore is committed to developing effective research and education that impacts on health praxis; in particular embedding cultural safety in Australian nursing and midwifery education. She is committed to working towards better outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island health, in particular, youth and family health. Lynore is passionate about working with community to develop support strategies to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, family and community health through best practice, and more recently including and prison research/correctional services with Prof. Andrew Day, James Cook University.
Lynore has led a recent paper with over 100 Australian nursing and midwifery leaders as an action call out ‘A unified call to action from Australian nursing and midwifery leaders: ensuring that Black lives matter’ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10376178.2020.1809107 It is hoped the paper will be a working paper for nursing and midwifery education reform for the care of Australia’s First Nations People.