Gaye Doolan – Growing our doctors

AIDA recently spoke to AIDA’s 2018 Associate Member of the Year, Gaye Doolan, a Pakana woman who grew up in Launceston, Tasmania, currently residing in Canberra. Gaye has been repeatedly recognised for her contributions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. In 2017 she was awarded the ACT Health Reconciliation Recognition Community Award in acknowledgement … Continued

13 Questions with Pirpantji Rive-Nelson

Where you are from? I am a Pitjantjatjara man from Central Australia area. I was born in Alice Springs, but I spent my childhood on my Father’s country in communities (Pipalyatjara and Irrunytju) on the Pitjantjatjara Lands around the SA/WA/NT border-region. However, I returned to Alice Springs for High School. Where on the medical continuum … Continued

Member story on Mrs Kathryn Dalmer

AIDA Student Representative Committee (SRC) member, Kathryn Dalmer is an Australian Indigenous Woman of the Wirradjuri Nation, Three Rivers Tribes. She was raised in Sydney and on the South Coast of NSW. She currently lives in Wollongong and represents the University of Wollongong (UOW) on the SRC. Survey on the experiences of GPs with Indigenous … Continued

13 questions with Banok Rind

Where you are from (Hometown/Nation/People and current location)?I am a Yamatji-Badimia woman from up Geraldton and Mount Magnet way in Western Australia. I grew up between Geraldton and Perth. I’m currently based in Melbourne. Where on the medical continuum are you?I am a Registered Nurse. Current workplace or place of study? (Any interesting placements/experiences)I completed … Continued

13 questions with Miss Myora Kruger

Where​ ​you​ ​are​ ​from (Hometown/Nation/People​ ​and​ ​current​ ​location)?I​ ​am​ ​a​ ​Kombumerri​ ​woman​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Gold​ Coast.​ ​I​ ​am currently​ ​living​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Gold​ ​Coast. Where​ ​on​ ​the​ ​medical​ ​continuum​ ​are​ ​you?I​ ​am​ ​in​ ​my​ ​2nd​ ​of​ ​5​ ​years. Current​ ​workplace​ ​or​ ​place​ ​of​ ​study? (Any​ ​interesting​ ​placements/experiences)Bond​ ​university. What​ ​does​ ​a​ ​typical​ ​day​ ​of​ ​your​ … Continued

13 questions with Associate Professor Dr Bradley Murphy

1) Where​ ​you​ ​are​ ​from? Gunnedah – New South Wales, Kamilaroi Nation, and currently I live in Bundaberg. 2) Where​ ​on​ ​the​ ​medical​ ​continuum​ ​are​ ​you?I am a former Royal Australian Navy medic and intensive care paramedic in several ambulance services and for RFDS. I am a graduate of James Cook University and I have a Fellowship of the RACGP, a Fellowship in Advanced … Continued

Dr Melissa Carroll thanks AIDA for encouraging her to become a doctor

As an Indigenous medical student, Melissa Carroll made it her mission to give a voice to her fellow Indigenous medical students. Now, a first year Indigenous medical doctor and an AIDA Member, we congratulate Melissa on her achievements so far. Her family are Wiradjuri from the Central-West area of NSW and she grew up in Newcastle on Awabakal and … Continued

Luke Walker – when one doctor degree isn’t enough

AIDA spoke with Luke Walker, one of our Indigenous medical student members who is now in his final year of studying medicine. Luke is a Wiradjuri man from a small town called Narromine located about 30 minutes west of Dubbo, in Central West NSW. In Year 12 he was awarded Narromine’s Young Citizen of the … Continued