Guy is a proud Wailwan (Aboriginal) man with a Doctorate of Philosophy (Immunology & Microbiology). Guy is a post-doctoral researcher working as part of the Aboriginal ear & immune health, expanding our knowledge on ear disease which disproportionally affect Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander children.
He also holds a fellowship co-funded by the national imaging facility & systems neuroscience group to foster Indigenous collaboration and ownership in the field of imaging research to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.
Additionally, Guy is an Indigenous tutor and mentor with the Wollotuka Institute, striving to assist mob with getting equal opportunity.
Entering University as a mature aged student, I wasn’t sure where I’d end up. I had one goal, to graduate and enter a career where I could help people. As I learned more about biology, I was amazed at how incredibly complex our bodies are. I became interested in learning about why disease develops, and wanted to understand how we can prevent things from going wrong in the first place.
I long for a day when every child gets to grow up happy and healthy, where they can achieve anything they want in life. My research makes small additions to our knowledge on disease with the hopes that other researchers and clinicians can take that knowledge and improve the lives of all Australians. In particular, I hope that my research can help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are disproportionally affected by poorer health outcomes, and hope to help Australians who are disadvantaged in any way.
After finishing my medical training, I hope to establish a multi-disciplinary team to tackle some of major causes of morbidity and mortality in Australia. To improve health outcomes for our people I believe we need to bring clinicians and scientists together with members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.