Stories of resilience pt 2: education, employment, contribute to the community

15 March 2021

Francis Nona

School of Public Health lecturer

By the time Francis Nona was 12 years old, he'd attended 13 different schools and, at times, his family was homeless.

Francis, a proud Badulaig man, is now a lecturer at UQ's School of Public Health. He has previously worked as a Clinic Manager and Acting CEO in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisation in regional Queensland, as well as a registered nurse.  

Watch the video and learn about his unique journey – from a tough upbringing in Brisbane to embracing his Torres Strait Islander heritage – and how he is using the power of education as a tool to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 

Francis Nona Interview from The University of Queensland on Vimeo.

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