2017 Indigenous Community Impact Award

18 October 2017

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit has congratulated Associate Professor Dr Noel Hayman on his recent Indigenous Community Impact Award at this year’s Courting the Greats, UQ’s Alumni Awards ceremony.

Quoted on The University of Queensland’s Alumni and Community website, Dr Hayman said “I love what I do. I am honoured to have the opportunity to care for my people and to influence Indigenous Health policy.”

In his current role as Clinical Director of the Inala Indigenous Health Service, Dr Hayman cultivates and trains Indigenous doctors, advanced trainees in paediatrics, visiting specialists and GP Registrars to further Indigenous health research and outcomes.

Under his leadership, the Inala Health Service has become a centre of excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.

For a decade, he served as foundation Secretary of the Australia Indigenous Doctor’s Association, and Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Expert Advisory Group for the Royal Australian College of Physicians, receiving the College Medal in 2010.

Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Unit Mr Shane Drahm, said the ATSIS Unit is proud of Dr Hayman and his tireless work.

“He’s a champion for his people and for his community, and the ATSIS Unit is very proud to acknowledge the 2017 Indigenous Community Impact Award recipient Dr Hayman and the diligent work he delivers to Indigenous Australians,” said Mr Drahm.