Kelly graduated from the Master of Public Health in 2018.

Why did you choose to study public health?

It’s my passionate belief that health is a human right and I wanted to develop my skills and education in pursuit of improving equal access to health care for vulnerable populations, particularly for Indigenous Australians.

Why did you choose to study through Menzies?

I was working as a research nurse with Menzies School of Health in the Child Health Division when I decided to enrol in the public health course. I had many questions surrounding the social determinants of health and disparity in health outcomes I was witness to in the Indigenous communities where our research was based. Menzies is renowned for world-class research aimed at improving health outcomes for Indigenous people and I wanted to be a part of this.

What qualification did you graduate from Menzies with?

I graduated Menzies with a Master of Public Health 2018

What were the highlights of your studies with Menzies?

I really enjoyed the focus on Indigenous health and learning from lecturers that have experience and expertise in this area. Studying with Menzies has enabled me to pursue an exciting career path in public health in the Northern Territory.  

Has your public health qualification opened up career opportunities?

Since completed the MPH course I have moved from working in primary health care/research into clinical public health nursing.  I have recently commenced employment with the Centre for Disease Control NT - Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Unit.

What is your role/position now?

Clinical Nurse Specialist – Centre for Disease Control Darwin NT.