Tala Mitchell

  • 2022 Fellow

Tala Mitchell is a Wemba-Wemba and Yorta-Yorta woman from Echuca, Victoria. She is a registered nurse within a renal ward in Shepparton  and has extensive experience working within a large regional hospital.

The last ten years, Tala has spent at Goulburn Valley Hospital practicing in both a Registered Nurse and Associate Nurse Unit Manager role.  Tala provides operational and clinical leadership and management within the haemodialysis unit. One of the highlights for Tala has been able to stay on Country and care for Yorta-Yorta people.

Achieving her Masters in Public Health strengthened her skills in research into disease and injury prevention for different population groups globally. A key focus during her Masters was renal failure within First Nations communities. Further developing skills in this key area of interest will be her priority in the future.

Previously, Tala completed a short-term contract working for the Purple House in Alice Springs. This is a service providing renal care to First Nations people within the Northern Territory. Working remotely within the community of Yuendemu was an amazing opportunity and being able to be apart of such a dedicated organisation that makes such a difference to communities.

Tala has been selected as a candidate for the Master of Genetic Counseling program. This is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the Department of Pediatrics. By completing the requirements for this course within the next three years Tala will gain certification to practice within the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Public Health, The University of Melbourne, 2019
  • Bachelor Nursing, La Trobe University