Douglas and Lola Douglas scholar to help reduce youth detention

14 Feb 2022

Lorelle Holland from UQ’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work was announced by the Australian Academy of Science as the 2022 recipient of the Douglas and Lola Douglas Scholarship in Medical Science.

A proud Mandandanji woman and PhD candidate, Ms Holland is studying ways to address the complex health needs and the disproportionate incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Her aim is to help design a culturally appropriate model of care so that disability, social disadvantages and trauma are no longer criminalised offences.

Read the announcement