Stuart Yiwarr Mcgrath
Bachelor of Nursing - CDU (current student); Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) – Bachelor Institute
Stuart Yiwarr McGrath is a Gumatj man from the Yolngu nation. He is an Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) who is studying a Bachelor of Nursing at CDU. As an AHP, Stuart has worked in Darwin, Batchelor, Belyuen and at Miwatj Health in Yirrkala and Elcho Island in north east Arnhem Land.
Stuart has been working on the Communicate Study at Menzies School of Health Research since 2019. Getting better outcomes for Aboriginal patients through improved communication motivates Stuart to undertake this research.
In recognition of his potential as a research leader, Stuart was awarded a 2019 Hot North Indigenous Development Training Award through Menzies School of Health Research.
Stuart co-produced the multi award winning Ask the Specialist: Larrakia, Tiwi and Yolŋu stories to inspire better healthcare podcast, which includes seven short podcasts in which Larrakia, Tiwi and Yolngu leaders who also have personal experience at RDH, answer the FAQ’s doctors struggle with when working with Aboriginal patients.
In 2021, Stuart was named the NT Young Australian of the Year.
The importance of codesigning First Nations healthcare and health research has been highlighted through insights by 4 researchers from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).
Four people working in the NT’s Top End share perspectives on the potential impact of the Voice to Parliament on health outcomes for First Nations peoples.