Jordan Cory

  • Jordan Cory

    Surgical Doctor

    Contact for:
    Board and governance
    Education and training


Dr Jordan Cory is a medical doctor and leader in Indigenous health and gender equity, with a strong background in community engagement through programs and not-for-profit boards. Dr Cory is a surgical trainee in Melbourne with experience in governance, policy, and advocacy. With an interest in Ear, Nose, and Throat surgery, she has clinical experience in metropolitan, regional, and remote Australia. It is these vast clinical experiences that inspire her work at the interface of surgery and public health. Recognising the broad social determinants of health, Dr Cory has experience in governance in the not-for-profit sector. She is a current board member of Children’s Ground, empowering Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory to strengthen and celebrate the wellbeing of the next generation through early childhood education and community programs. She is also a past board director of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) working to achieve a medical workforce reflective of the diversity and needs of Australian communities. It is largely through this work, that she has worked with the Australian federal government, Australian Medical Association (AMA), Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC), and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to contribute to policy reform and program initiatives in Indigenous Health. Dr Cory also actively contributes to policy development and advocacy in the international setting, working with the World Medical Association (WMA) Junior Doctors’ Network. Dr Cory has a growing academic profile with research projects in global surgery, Indigenous health, surgical oncology, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology. She is particularly passionate about improving surgical outcomes and access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, having presented both locally and internationally on her research. She is also an advocate for greater gender equality in surgery and the wider community. In 2018, Dr Cory represented the Medical Women’s International Association at the United Nations’ 62nd Commission into the Status of Women in New York to present Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander success stories.

Professional Details

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, University of Melbourne
  • Global Surgery Short Course, University of Oxford

Area of Expertise

  • Indigenous Health
  • Public Health
  • Global Surgery and Global Health
  • Gender Equity
  • Workforce


  • Affiliate (AAICD), Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member, World Medical Association
  • Member, Australian Medical Women’s Federation
  • Member, Australian Medical Association
  • Member, Australian Indigenous Doctor’s Association

Areas of current leadership enactment

  • Board Director, Children’s Ground
  • Member, Global Surgery Working Group, Junior Doctors’ Network, World Medical Association

To get in contact and engage any of the Fellows, please contact the Alumni Manager (Indigenous Leadership) at the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health on:


Phone:             03 9035 8185