NAIDOC Week 2021 Episode: Cameron Callope

In this second special NAIDOC week edition, Associate Professor Maree Toombs yarns with UQ student Cameron Callope about how growing up in the Gulf of Carpentaria around mob influenced his curiosity and drive to explore his passions in life, and how his journey pivoted from a 25-year distinguished career in the national and international music industry to studying provisional medicine at The University of Queensland.

Cameron CallopeAbout Cameron Callope  

Cameron Callope is a Gkuthaarn man from the Normanton area of the lower Gulf of Carpentaria. He came from a distinguished 25-year career in the international music industry where he was a personal events agent - and was also inducted with a Legend Award from MusicOz in 2013 for his contribution of music to the Australian people.

Cameron is currently a Clinical Health Major in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland, in 2021 he completed a placement as a Medical Research Scholar at UQ’s Child Health Research Centre, under the supervision of Professor Karen Moritz. Cameron is currently a provisional entry student, working towards completing the Doctor of Medicine - with his end goal of being an Orthopaedic Surgeon. 


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