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Dr Victoria Cox: Community Healthcare Researcher - particularly in Rural environments

 

Adelaide raised, Victoria is currently a Medical Resident at Flinders Medical Centre and Clinical Tutor at Flinders Medical School.  She has been heavily involved with a number of charitable and community organisations throughout South Australia.

She volunteered with the Operation Flinders Foundation as both an Assistant Team Leader and on their Clinical Advisory Committee.  In 2013, Victoria founded the national charity project “Run for a Reason” and co-ordinated nearly 100 medical students across Australia running the Gold Coast Airport Marathon; raising $40,000 for an Indigenous community healthcare project.

Last year Victoria was awarded a Monash Scholarship to study a public health masters at Oxford University, focusing on the development and implementation of community healthcare programs in rural areas of Australia. Her clinical interest is in Indigenous health and long term she is keen to bring her experience to a clinical role working in paediatric skin diseases.

Victoria has previously worked across the Northern Territory screening and treating children for scabies through “One Disease at a Time”, an Australian charity focused on eradicating scabies from Indigenous children in the NT.  She has also conducted an Internship at the World Health Organisation in Geneva focused on improving maternal health practices in developing nations.

She is a keen swimmer, previously representing SA in Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimming trials. In 2006 she was the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke SA open state swimming champion.  In 2011 she was the only female from SA to swim the Rottnest Channel Swim as a solo swimmer, a 20km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach in Perth to Rottnest Island. Victoria is an active member of the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club and has been involved with the Jet Rescue Boat team. She is currently in training to swim the English Channel in August 2017.

 

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