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After 30 years of working within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) sector, JCU Associate Professor in General Practice and Rural Medicine, Dr Sophia Couzos, reflects on the milestones that have been achieved for Aboriginal
Cairns local, Melissa Gibson, can testify to the fact that it’s never too late to pursue your dream job. After an unexpected start in community pharmacy as an assistant in the early 2000s, Melissa was eager for more. Life got in the way for a while
Tropical Cyclone Imogen crossed the western Gulf, near Karumba, late on Sunday, January 3, 2021. The aftermath of the storm left the remote community completely isolated as flood waters cut off main roads. The only way in or out was by air.
Shannon Wellings thought teaching was the career for her, having worked as a special needs teacher aide for 10 years, and studying an education degree. But after realising that providing her students with health care truly sparked her passion,
The scope of a community pharmacist’s role continues to grow, offering plenty of diversity and opportunity. But what does the job actually entail and how do you know if it’s right for you? JCU graduate and Cairns-based community pharmacist,
Interested in science and technology? Want to make a difference to people’s health? Hear from two recently graduated students, Saskia De Jong and Arthit Singtothong about their degree in Medical Laboratory Science and explore why it was the
Dr Toby Sen Gupta is part of the new cohort of graduate doctors to enter the next phase of medical training. Born and raised in Townsville, Toby is looking forward to his Intern year at the Townsville University Hospital in 2021. With a passion for
JCU Alumni Dr Jacqueline Hawker has a passion for public health and tropical medicine in remote locations. After embarking on several missions for Doctors Without Borders, the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Cairns has become a new home base for
Author: Bianca de Loryn
Date: 15 February 2023
Study Area: Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Medicine
Edgar Pollard, JCU PhD candidate, nearly died from malaria before deciding to study how it’s transmitted. Since undertaking his research, both of his children have become ill with, and recovered from, the disease that kills more than 400,000
Date: 16 April 2020
Study Area: Public Health and Tropical Medicine
College: College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Growing up in Mackay in North Queensland, Tegan Stark had a long family connection with JCU. She’d always planned on following in the family footsteps to the University, and when her time came, it was pharmacy that grabbed her.
Mental health was always going to be a significant problem during the COVID-19 pandemic, with fear, illness, and isolation proving a potent cocktail. This is being experienced acutely among healthcare professionals on the frontline of the battle.