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Tagged as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Finding a place in Community Controlled Health

Hayley Roxburgh is part of both the Wiradjuri and Bundjalung Peoples from different regions within New South Wales. Hayley is graduating from the Bachelor of Child and Family Studies. She selected this degree to support young children and their family who are currently going through hardship. Her desire to be the person families could turn for support particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic was also an influence on her studies and wanting to graduate. 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

60,000 years of knowledge tracked in 5 years of achievements

We sat down with Professor Roianne West, the Director of First Peoples Health, to discuss the last five years and give us some insight into what the future holds. 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

School visit highlights integral role of Australia’s First People in Health

This week Griffith University hosted a School visit from Tagai State College, an independent Public School that is committed to providing education and training services… 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

The Baker brothers still winning hearts

If Indigenous Griffith University alumni David and Michael Baker are indicative of a new generation of Australian dentists, things are looking up, especially for people who have long missed out on quality oral health services. 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