Prof. Roianne West

Director, First Peoples Health Unit

Griffith University
+61 7 5678 0510

Staff Bio

Roianne is a descendant of the Kalkadoon people from North-West, Queensland. She has over 20 years of experience in Indigenous health where she commenced as a Health Worker in a Community Controlled Health Service. Now a university trained Registered Nurse with a Masters in Mental Health Nursing and a PhD which explored the success factors for Indigenous nursing completions in Queensland Universities of which Indigenous health curriculum was identified. Roianne is currently the Professor of First Peoples Health at Griffith University and a Director on the National Board of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and a member of both Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education and newly formed Leaders in Indigenous Nursing and Midwifery Education. Roianne also represented CATSINaM on the Health Workforce Australia interdisciplinary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum framework.

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