Meet new staff with Diabetes Queensland’s First Nations Health Unit

Diabetes Queensland is proud to announce the appointment of two new staffers in the First Nations Health Unit. Team Leader Bee Ott and First Nations Exercise Physiologist Trent Lyon have demonstrated commitment to the First Nations communities and their passion is working with mob.

First Nations Health Unit Team Leader Bee Ott

Belinda Ott

Bee Ott

My mob are from Yimen on the Dawson River, Central Queensland. I have been involved with and continue to work in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander space, with a focus on Social and Emotional Wellbeing and LGBTIQ+SB community. Health and Education are the focus of my career and academic pursuits. I continue to seek knowledge, opportunities and to participate in this field. I demonstrate my commitment and interest to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community by designing and delivering programs that are co-designed, engaged, involved and provide voices to community.

First Nations Exercise Physiologist Trent Lyon

First Nations Health Unit Exercise Physiologist Trent Lyon

Trent Lyon

I’m a proud Yugambeh man of the Wanggeriburra Clan. Working with mob has been my passion since graduating from university more than five years ago. I’ve come to Diabetes Queensland with a wealth of experience in chronic disease management and health promotion. Some would say I’m a bit of a jack of all trades. As a consequence, I currently help run our social media pages, deliver programs for mob, yarning, and get involved in all aspects of health and research. I’m looking forward to jumping into my role, help people on their wellness journey and yarn all things diabetes and health.

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