Student Director’s Message

Djirri-Nyurra! My name is Ella Ceolin. I am a proud Murri woman from Queensland and my family come from the Djabugay and Wulgurukaba groups of Cairns and Townsville respectively. I am the AIDA Student Director for 2021 and am excited to be working alongside the AIDA Board, CEO, Secretariat and AIDA Student Representative Committee (SRC) this year.

Each SRC member is elected by their peers to be a voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students at their respective universities and as the SRC, form a collective to advocate on issues and matters important to our membership. Being an SRC member comes with the responsibility of listening to our community and bringing these messages forward, so please reach out to our team to share your ideas, thoughts and opinions.

The SRC aim to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through their medical school journey. We are confident they will make professional, excellent doctors, becoming strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models in the field. To contact the SRC, please phone us on 1800 190 498 or email