I'm a proud Wailwan (Aboriginal) man living in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. In my free time, I enjoy being active and I consider myself a fitness enthusiast, and I also enjoy playing video games.
Qualifications and education
I was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (Immunology & Microbiology) on the 4th of August 2021. I'm currently a third year medicine student and am enrolled in the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle which includes a Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor of Medicine.
I work as a post-doctoral researcher with the Aboriginal ear and immune health team. In this role I'm helping to expand our knowledge on ear disease, which disproportionally affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. I also hold a fellowship which is co-funded by the national imaging facility and systems neuroscience group to foster Indigenous collaboration and ownership in the field of imaging research to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. I'm also employed by the Hunter New England Local Health District as a technical assistant, helping out when there is an unmet need for extra support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, I'm an Indigenous tutor and mentor with the Wollotuka Institute, striving to assist mob with getting equal opportunity.