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Associate Professor Noel Hayman

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Biography

Associate Professor Noel Hayman is Clinical Director of the Inala Indigenous Health Service and a Chief Investigator at the Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care. He is a man of Wakka Wakka descent from South Queensland and Kalkadoon descent from Cloncurry, Mt Isa.

Noel was the first Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander doctor in Queensland and was part of the first wave of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical graduates. He was also the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to become a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.

In his role at Inala Indigenous Health Service, Noel has been instrumental in demonstrating how mainstream primary health care services can be applied to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Similarly, as part the teaching role he held at the University of Queensland, Noel developed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives and projects that aimed to improve access to mainstream health services and improve infant nutrition.

Noel is a member of the National Health and Medical Research Councils (NHMRC) Expert Advisory Group. He has also received numerous accolades for his research and work in Aboriginal health, some of which include:

The state-level award recognised Noel's long term commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health improving the life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

 
Last updated: 5 June 2017
 
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