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After completing her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences in 2007, Dr Misty Jenkins became the first Indigenous Australian to attend either Oxford or Cambridge University. She has since been mentored by Nobel-prize winning immunologist Professor Peter Doherty, and in 2011 commenced working with Professor Joe Trapani as a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postdoctoral fellow in the Cancer Cell Death laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. In 2013 Dr Jenkins was awarded a prestigious L'Oreal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship.
Our Indigenous Leadership
The Faculty Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences reached a significant milestone in its implementation of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with the establishment of the first Associate Dean (Indigenous Development) position in Australia in 2010. Since taking up this position, Associate Professor, Shaun Ewen has led the implementation and development of various initiatives, responding to the RAP.
Professor Kerry Arabena is the Chair of Indigenous Health and Director of Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit at the University of Melbourne. Professor Marcia Langton has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne since February 2000.