The University of Newcastle, Australia

40 Years of Medicine Lecture Series - Keynote by Professor Gail Garvey

Monday, 9 July 2018, 05:30 pm

Gail Garvey

During NAIDOC week, we head from UON alum Professor Gail Garvey as she reflected on improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and the role Indigenous medical education can play. A link to her presentation can be found here.

The theme of NAIDOC Week 2018 was, ‘Because of her we can’, which celebrated the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

Professor Garvey, a Kamilaroi woman from NSW and national leader in Indigenous cancer research, is one such woman. Professor Garvey is a leader of national research programs aimed at improving cancer control for Indigenous Australians. Her research programs advocate for a collaborative approach, bringing key stakeholders, such as Indigenous consumers, researchers, and clinicians together to achieve common goals.

Celebrating 40 Years

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of medicine at UON, and the 10th anniversary of the Joint Medical Program. As part of the anniversary celebrations, we held an equity in medicine public lecture series, which consisted of key note lectures throughout the year addressing issues such as gender equity in the health and medical profession; service provision in rural and remote communities; and Indigenous health and well-being.


Wollotuka Common Space, Birabahn Building, Callaghan Campus


Monday, 9 July 2018, 05:30 pm