Dr Ngaree Blow is a Yorta-Yorta and Noonuccal, Goreng-Goreng woman living on Wurundjeri country. She is currently working as the Director of First Nations Health for medical education at the University of Melbourne, as well as completing research in the Intergenerational health team at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). This year Ngaree has been seconded to work with the COVID-19 response team in her capacity as a Public Health registrar in the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHS).

Ngaree completed both her Doctor of Medicine and Masters of Public Health (MD/MPH) degrees concurrently and has a keen interest in public health and paediatric medicine. She has recently been recognised for her work last year when she was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s ‘100 Women of Influence’. Ngaree is a board member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) and has been involved in many First Nations health, research and education roles.