Ali Drummond is a registered nurse who hails from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. His mother’s people are the Dauareb people of the Murray Islands and his father’s are the Wuthathi and Yadaigana people of Cape York.
Ali is based in Rockhampton and provides expertise on health, education and cultural projects undertaken by Cox Inall Ridgeway. Ali has assisted in providing Cox Inall Ridgeway with specialist advice related to the Torres Strait Islands and peoples.
– Bachelor of Nursing Science
– Currently completing a Masters in International Public Health
– Lowitja Institute – Independent, non-executive board member
– Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) – member
– Queensland Nurses Union – member.
SKILLS & PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE : Ali is a prolific writer having contributed to a number of health and nursing textbooks, writing on numerous contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues relevant to Australian nursing practice.
He is experienced in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce, particularly within the nursing and midwifery profession. He has a thorough understanding of education pathways and experienced in addressing associated barriers endured by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Ali also has experience in organisational planning and governance.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE : Ali’s vast experience in nursing and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy, program and clinical practice has nurtured broad knowledge and extensive skills as a clinician, educator and an active driver of policy at a national and state level.