RURAL & INDIGENOUS HEALTH

Saturday 15th May 2021 – 13.45-15.30

MODERATOR

RICHARD ROYLANCE CF, B Med Sc, MBBS, FRACP

Richard Roylance (1995) is an Eminent Staff Specialist Paediatrician based at Logan Hospital (Brisbane, Queensland).  He has a clinical sub-speciality interest is in the field of child protection/child abuse prevention – being active in this area at the state, national and international level.  He has served on the executive of the Royal Australasian College Physicians (RACP) – Child Protection SIG, as President of Protect All Children Today (PACT) for 10 years, and as an Executive Board Member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) for 14 years.

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GUEST SPEAKERS

DONISHA DUFF MBA, BA (Hons), GAICD, CF

SUBJECT: KIDNEY DISEASE, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Donisha Duff (2015) is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman born on Thursday Island, with links to Moa and Badu Islands (Torres Strait) and is a Wuthathi Aboriginal traditional owner (Cape York).

Donisha has over 20 years of experience in health policy, planning and management in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and a Bachelor Arts (Hons) from Griffith University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian National University. She is a 2015 Bob & June Prickett Churchill Fellow.

Donisha is the Chief Operations Officer at The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH).

LISA PENROSE

SUBJECT: INDIGENOUS EYE HEALTH

Lisa Penrose (2016) is a clinical and public health optometrist, with a passion for developing models of integrated primary health care to improve Indigenous eye health.  Lisa is a Churchill Fellow, with a Master’s in Public Health, experienced in business and project management; currently working in the NW Queensland region in partnership with Gidgee Healing, and also LEAD Trainer for Queensland in diabetic retinopathy screening utilizing retinal imaging. 

To assist in “closing the gap in vision” Lisa utilizes a multidisciplinary integrated model of eye care as part of chronic disease management, strong Community partnerships, and innovative eHealth models, resulting in effective, efficient referral pathways.

LUCY WALKER

SUBJECT: BRINGING INNOVATIVE PHARMACY PRACTICES TO RURAL QUEENSLAND, LEARNINGS AND CHALLENGES TO OVERCOME.

Lucy Walker (2018) owns and operates the 2017 Guild Pharmacy of the Year, Lucy Walker Pharmacy, Goondiwindi. With nearly 20 years’ experience in pharmacy, Lucy has practiced in the UK, the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and was an academic detailer before relocating to Goondiwindi. Passionate about rural health, Lucy has transformed her pharmacy into a hub for patients needing to access telehealth, vaccinations, sleep apnoea support and more.

Lucy serves on the Queensland Guild Brand Committee as the south-west Queensland representative and the Terry White Chemmart Advisory Board, with the hope of using her knowledge gained during her fellowship journey to improve patient care.

DR LARA WIELAND MBBS, FRACGP

SUBJECT: RETAINING RURAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Dr Lara Wieland (2017) has been a rural generalist in remote and rural Australia  for over 23 years and more recently also a remote medical educator.  She has a passion for remote First Nations health and the importance for these communities of quality medical care and continuity in relationships.

 In 2018 Lara was awarded a Churchill fellowship to explore what the factors are that retain doctors in the most remote areas – which allowed her to travel the breadth of remote Canada meeting and learning from many inspiring remote Canadian colleagues.

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