Indigenous Engagement

The Faculty of Medicine strongly supports the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and recognises the enormous contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and perspectives bring to learning, discovery and engagement activities.

Aligning with UQ’s Reconciliation Action Plan, our vision is to build a strong sense of belonging and inclusivity that works respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and communities in teaching, learning, research and collaboration – embracing and enhancing the best of our nation’s and the world’s diversity.  

Maree ToombsAssociate Dean (Indigenous Engagement)
Professor Maree Toombs

In 2019 The University of Queensland appointed an Associate Dean (Indigenous Engagement) to lead reconciliation in the Faculty of Medicine.

Proud Kamilaroi and Kooma woman Professor Maree Toombs has laid important groundwork in the Faculty’s Indigenous Health Strategy.

Developing a greater sense of community, safety and cultural humility within the Faculty is a priority under Dr Toombs’ leadership.

“There shouldn’t be a gap in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous peoples – building a workforce that has more of us in it will help address these shortfalls.”

View Maree’s research profile