Naz is a registered nurse, an Aboriginal Research Assistant at OPUS and is identified in her tribe as a Yamatji/Wongi lady. Naz engages and liaises with Aboriginal communities as a healthcare worker to build trust and develop a rapport and understanding of long-term health. She is passionate about improving Aboriginal community health awareness by helping individuals recognise the symptoms of osteoarthritis – a common health issue that is not fully recognised in Aboriginal communities.
Naz is a vital member of the OPUS ECCO program where she conducts interviews with Aboriginal patients and provides ongoing cultural support and knowledge to OPUS-related activities.
Australian College of Nursing Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS)
Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) Scholarship
Australian Rotary Indigenous Health Scholarship
OTHER KEY ROLES
Registered Nurse (Grade 2, Year 5) Dialysis nurse treating acute and chronic patients in ICU and ED
Trainer for nursing students
Health worker in Aboriginal communities, community nursing and mental health units