Nicole’s involvement with Red Dust started in 2006 when she joined a tour out to the remote community of Kintore. The 7 day experience kick started an intense interest in and passion for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Nicole studied Psychology and explored the psychosocial factors associated with physical activity behaviour in her Honours thesis. She then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Health Promotion, focusing her work on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and chronic disease.
Nicole worked extensively in the disability and community sector in Brisbane and now works for the Department of Health and Ageing in Canberra. Red Dust has been integral in shaping Nicole’s career aspirations and has provided her with some life changing experiences. She remains committed to improving the health of disadvantaged Australians and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.