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UQ Alumnus of the Year award winners
Dr Ana Charles, Master of Public Health
Dr Charles was awarded the UQ International Alumnus of the Year in 2013. The international alumnus award recognises and honours the outstanding achievements of an international alumnus who has realised distinction in their chosen field and whose accomplishments enhance the prestige of the University.
Dr Ana Charles is the Provincial Coordinator of the Ariel Foundation in Mozambique, which works to increase and support countries to expand HIV programs and empower local partners. She was formerly coordinator of the Elisabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation, which works to eliminate paediatric AIDS by providing education, care and treatment for people living with AIDS.
Dr Charles has been working to prevent paediatric HIV and AIDS since 2010 and has worked for the Mozambique government in public and environmental health. Currently she is Head of the Mozambique-Australia Alumni Association, known as “AMEA”. She is widely respected for her leadership, passion and versatility, and for her work in helping people live healthy and productive lives.
I help others to pursue their dreams regardless of age, gender or professional pathway. This is part of the skill I gained while studying at UQ: to think broadly yet act locally.
- Dr Ana Charles, Master of Public Health 2005
Dr Chelsea Bond, Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), PhD in Population Health
Dr Bond was awarded the UQ Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year 2013. The distinguished young alumnus award recognises alumni 35 years of younger whose early accomplishments inspire and provide leadership to students and all alumni.
Dr Chelsea Bond has worked within community, government and university organisations to improve Indigenous health in urban and rural communities across South-East Queensland. Dr Bond is a respected member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Inala and holds a number of leadership roles through her work and in her community.
I'm motivated by an agenda of bringing Indigenous voices, knowledge and experience to our understanding of health and health improvement
- Dr Chelsea Bond, Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Honours) 2001, PhD in Population Health 2007