Josh Stafford has been a registered nurse for 16 years. Following his time working in emergency departments at Wollongong Hospital and on The Isle of Man, he made the small decision to move to Aurukun on Queensland’s Cape York peninsula. Over the following 10 years he held various positions including Clinical Nurse Consultant and Director of Nursing & Midwifery of Aurukun.
He is currently the Director of Nursing for the Southern Primary Health Care Centres, a position that sees him manage the delivery of health services to 8 of Australia’s most geographically isolated and disadvantaged Indigenous communities.
His professional interests include ear health and he was instrumental in setting up a visiting ENT surgical service to several communities in Cape York.
In his spare time he enjoys Scuba Diving and generally travelling anywhere that doesn’t receive mobile reception.