Indigenous Health Scholarship 2019
Adelaide University, SA
Bachelor of Nursing
Scholarship Awarded 2018
Rotary Club of Stirling
How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?
I have been interested in undertaking nursing studies for about 17 years. Back in 2001 I commenced a nursing degree, however to my delight, I found out I was pregnant. Unfortunately, I was sick every day during the term of my pregnancy and I was unable to continue. Seventeen years later, I now work in an environment that supports my desire to study nursing and I am very grateful to be finally in a a position to take it up again.
The difference now is that I am employed with the Aboriginal Health Research Unit, and I feel very privileged to be here. I now have a fixed focus on devoting the rest of my career towards increasing and enabling better health and well being outcomes for our Indigenous communities. H have a particular interest in supporting those who are living every day with chronic disease, often multiple ones, and I want to work side by side with community to help empower them in terms of live with these diseases.