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Call for Student Poster Presentations

Indigenous Allied Health Australia is inviting poster presentations abstracts from IAHA Student Members to be presented during 2017 Indigenous Allied Health (IAHA) National Conference from the 27-29 November 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.  The aim of the poster presentation is to provide a space for our student members to share a part of their learning […]

Student Reflections on WIPCE

My name is Jed Fraser, a proud Bidjara and Mandandanji man. I am currently in my 3rd year  of studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). I am also very proud to be a part of the 2017 Indigenous Allied Health Australia SRC. Recently I had an opportunity […]

RFDS Indigenous Health Scholarship Launch

On Monday the 29th of May the Royal Flying Doctors Service held their presentation ceremony awarding two IAHA student members with the RFDS Indigenous Health Scholarship Scheme. RFDS scholarships will support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking remote or rural clinical placements in medicine, nursing, midwifery and allied health. Fourth-year Occupational Therapy student Amanda […]

Insight into Prosthetics & Orthotics – Jarrod Cahir

Jarrod is a Prosthetist/Orthotist who works out of hospitals in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. His ‘Deadly Legs’ program has been instrumental in trying to remove the shame Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel when having to wear prosthetic limbs. The program involves collaboration between Jarrod and his patients to involve artwork or designs […]

Avoiding the Burnout – Will Kennedy

When you hear the word burnout most people think of many things entirely different to actual burnout of an individual. I remember as a boy dreaming of one day owning a car and doing a burnout just like my dad and mum would sometimes do in the car park leaving footy. As a student working […]

An Insight into Exercise Science – Jed Fraser

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) covers a vast range of allied health professions from dentistry to podiatry. Let’s explore the unique discipline of exercise science. When most people think about exercise science, they think of personal trainers, high-performance coaching and strength and conditioners for athletes.  Moreover, the common misconception of exercise scientists is that they […]

Insight into Dentistry- Gari Watson

Studied at: James Cook University (Cairns Campus) Current student or graduate: Graduate Current employment: Royal Flying Doctor Service – Queensland Section What do you do in your profession: In my job as a dentist I work in rural, remote and Indigenous communities across Central Queensland and Western Queensland. My roles whilst in these communities is to […]