Candice is the Deakin School of Medicine Coordinator – Indigenous Medical Education. She is currently working toward a Masters Public Health through Deakin’s Institute of Koorie Education, where she completed her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor Education (Primary). Candice is a proud Arende/Walpiri woman from Darwin, Northern Territory. She has worked across various Government and NGOs where she worked in the health sector. Positions included; Volatile Substance Abuse Support worker, Coordinator – therapeutic placements for volatile young people, Mentor/leadership roles in schools across the Northern Territory and teaching positions in remote Northern Territory communities and now with Institute of Koorie Education. Candice has immersed herself in the Wathaurong community since moving to Geelong in 2013. She has assisted in planning NAIDOC events, Close the Gap, Indigenous holiday camps in collaboration with the Geelong Football Club, and Cultural Immersion Programs in partnership with Deakin’s School of Medicine. Candice’s experience in working with Aboriginal Organisations in remote communities and the wider Deakin Community places her in a unique position to support the Medical School.
Read more about Candice’s work here.