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Category: First Peoples Health

First Peoples’ alumni, graduates and students | First Peoples’ partnerships and outreach initiatives | First Peoples’ Health Unit | Indigenous Research Unit | GUMURRI

Representation in healthcare – Griffith Health Alumni discuss

We recently brought together Griffith Health alumni in a virtual event to talk to us about the positive impacts on the health of the individual and… Read More

Studying Pharmacy to work with Aboriginal patients in rural and remote locations

Georgina Morris, third-year student, shares her advice for students who hope to build a career in pharmacy and healthcare and her plans for the future. Read More

Yuwahn-Kilei enables Whakawātea

Recently, First Peoples Health was privileged to host Dr Bradley Hurren and Dr Rebecca Bird from the University of Otago, New Zealand. It was a very informative day centred on information sharing informed through cultural understanding for First Peoples health students. Read More

Masters of Primary Maternity Care transcends boarders

Griffith University’s Midwifery team is working with rural communities throughout Australia to help develop the rural, remote and regional midwifery workforce by offering an innovative… Read More

Health organisations come together to ensure cultural safety

Griffith University has joined with thirty-six other health organisations to sign a National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Statement of Intent last week hosted by the… Read More

First Peoples Health: Inspiring Aspirations

The Griffith Health First Peoples Health Unit recently hosted the First People’s Aspirations to Health Programs camp on the Gold Coast Campus. Twenty-two Aboriginal and… Read More

First Peoples alumni changing the world

The First Peoples issue of Health Check featured two outstanding alumni who have made extraordinary impacts in their chosen professions. We reconnected with Brisbane GP Dr Samarra Toby and Toowoomba dentist Dr Michael Baker to ask them about their journey to being remarkable. Read More

Brisbane to the bush, via Canada

When Nikita De Thierry worked as an Indigenous co-ordinator and teacher aide at two Brisbane high schools, the prospect of attending university in Canada or working in remote Australia was as far from her mind as they were geographically. A snap decision at a Closing the Gap education workshop steered the Wurundjeri woman and former Woodridge High student towards the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University. Read More

Indigenous doctor trailblazes ASD awareness

Known affectionately to her patients as “Doctor Sam”, Samarra Toby was among the first cohort of medicine students to graduate from Griffith University’s School of Medicine, and it seems, trailblazing continues to be a consistent theme for this remarkable Gangulu woman. Read More

Karulbo opens doors to more Gold Coast medical students

Students from Griffith University’s School of Medicine are embracing the opportunity to learn more about First Peoples culture and health issues in a community setting. In the spirit of collaboration that underpins these organisations seeking to improve Indigenous health and wellbeing locally, Karulbo has generously offered more placements to Griffith University medicine students. Read More