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Inspiring our Leaders - Professor Gracelyn Smallwood

6/09/2013
 “Gracelyn has gained national and international recognition in both
mainstream and cultural public health spheres”
 
Associate Professor Gracelyn Smallwood (AO, MSc, RN) recently shared her personal journey at an exclusive forum at Waybeni Koey Ngurpay Mudh with students, leaders, staff and community. Born in Townsville, she currently works at James Cook University. Ms Smallwood has been appointed Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences.
Achievements:
• Master of Science in Public Health from JCU, the first Indigenous Australian to be awarded the degree;
• Advocate for improved outcomes in Indigenous Health for over forty years,
• In 1997 she was VIP Guest to South Africa by President Nelson Mandela and conducted a series of lectures on HIV-AIDS
• Gracelyn’s book is being released at the end of 2013 titled “Amazing Grace”