Indigenous Health Scholarship 2023
University of Adelaide, SA
Bachelor of Nursing
Scholarship Awarded 2023
Rotary Club of Campbelltown, SA
How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?
I have always been interested in the health field. From a young age I was surrounded by medical professionals. My parents, aunties, uncles and Ngangkari all worked in Aboriginal Health. They all worked in my home town of Alice Springs, where they selflessly dedicated themselves to our community members and did the hard work that needed to be done. This inspired me wot work in the health field, and also give back to my community, just as they did.
I first started this work in 2020, where I worked with an Indigenous youth suicide prevention program. We worked with the sport outrigger canoeing to help build resilience and wellbeing in Indigenous Youth. Once I finished school I began my university studies MBBS. During my first year I was lucky enough to participate in an Indigenous Outreach trip with the Paediatric Cardiology Unit in Alice Springs. It was here, in the hospital system where I saw many of the issues our mob face. I then switched my study focus to a Bachelor of Nursing, where I could work with a larger clinical focus, as I felt I could contribute more in this space.
After I finish my degree, I plan to work as a remote nursing back in my hometown, Alice Springs.