Spotlight on Staff – Dr Stephanie Trust, Kununurra Medical
1 October 2015
Dr Stephanie Trust is pleased to be back in the East Kimberley working at Kununurra Medical, a not-for-profit private medical practice proudly owned by Wunan.
“It’s great to be closer to my family here in the East Kimberley, but also to be part of Wunan and continuing my work towards addressing the broader social determinants of health, particularly in remote communities,” Dr Trust said.
A Kidja Woman, Dr Trust was born and raised in the East Kimberley, went to school in Wyndham and Halls Creek, before heading to Perth for Years 11 and 12.
She initially trained as an Enrolled Nurse before converting this to an Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) qualification and working in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions for around 12 years. In 2000, Dr Trust travelled to Perth to fulfil her lifelong dream to become a doctor.
Dr Trust is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and, until recently, was the Medical Director at the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council in Broome. She is a Board member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association, the Kimberley-Pilbara Medicare Local, and the Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation. Dr Trust is also a Cultural Mentor and Advisor for WAGPET.