Dr Lynne Stuart is an Aboriginal nursing academic in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at USC. Her tribal group are the Mandandanji Aboriginal people who originate from South West Queensland. Lynne, however, was born on Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi country here on the Sunshine Coast where she now resides and works. Lynne is a Registered Nurse with 30+years’ clinical expertise in the field of surgical and operating theatre nursing.
Lynne is extremely passionate about advancing Indigenous excellence and innovation wherever possible and has a strong interest in all areas that are related to advancing Indigenous Health and Wellness outcomes for her people.
Lynne's university role enables her to stay culturally connected with Indigenous communities at the grass roots level and this helps her to continue her ‘dreaming with care’ cycle while giving back to her people.
Lynne PhD study was titled “Maroochy Dreaming: The Stories of Aboriginal Nursing Academics who have been employed within Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Queensland Universities between 2003 and 2013”.