Bio

Tracey Stephens

Tracey Stephens is recognised for improving maternity and health care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and babies by implementing culturally appropriate and…

Roianne West

“My Grandmother used to say that we are our ancestors dreaming.” The current health of Indigenous Australians has commanded the attention of government and led…

Emily Marshall

I always wanted to become a nurse. I was born at Moa Island in the Torres Strait. I was the last child from my family…

Dr Rhonda Marriott

Dr Rhonda Marriott RMHN, RN, RM, PhD Murd., MSc Nsg Curtin, MRCNA, MACMHN Member CATSIN. Head of School of Nursing, Murdoch University, Rhonda is the…

Vernon Armstrong

I’m Vernon Armstrong I went to university straight out of high school. I have seven siblings and I’m the first one to attend university. I…

Taneeka Hyatt

My name is Taneeka Hyatt and I am a new graduate registered midwife. I am a Gumbaynggirr,  Bundjalung and South Sea Islander woman from Tweed Heads, NSW. I currently…

Rosemary Bryant

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of national nurses’ associations representing nurses in more than 129 countries. Founded in 1899, ICN is…

Dr Lynore Geia

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…

Lesley Salem

I am a descendant of the Wonnarua Nation in NSW, married, mother of four, a Nurse Practitioner/High Dependency with specialty in Renal Medicine, Dialysis, Transplant and Apheresis…

Joshua Pierce

Joshua is a Torres Strait Islander man who has been a member of CATSINaM since 2004 when he studied at the Australia Catholic University. His career as a nurse started at…

Jason Coombes

Jason is a proud Kurnai man from Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust, Victoria. He was one of the first Aboriginal QANTAS Long Haul Flight attendants in…

Gracelyn Smallwood

I am a Birrigubba, Kalkadoon and South-Sea Islander woman born in Townsville in 1951.  I have been advocating against the racism and violation of human…

Nola White

Nola White was born in Clermont Qld, she is a member of the Ghungalu Clan. Nola commenced her training at Ipswich Hospital, Once a Registered Nurse Nola worked at Winton Hospital…

Diana Ross

Indigenous Registered Nurse 5th May 2004. On a river bank under a birthing tree of the Kaanju tribe of Cape York, a baby daughter was…

Sally Goold (nee Bamblett) OAM

I am Wiradjuri. Born at Narrandera on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in south-western NSW. My father, Archie George Bamblett and my mother, Eva…

JANE JONES

Aunty Jane Jones is a Noongar woman. She was born in York, Western Australia and grew up in a small town called Popanyinning, in South/West of Western Australia…

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