Marlene KONG

Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: Yes

Special Achievements:

1997-1998 - Marlene and her twin sister Marilyn were the first Indigenous women to graduate with a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Sydney.

1993 - Inaugural winner of the National AMA Indigenous People’s Medical Scholarship.

1997 - Local Indigenous Community Achievement Award recipient, along with twin sister, Marilyn, Newcastle New South Wales.

2005 – Awarded Ron Castan Memorial Indigenous Scholarship (Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Victorian Division), Melbourne.

2008 - Successful nominee for the Australia 2020 Summit to discuss ideas for the “Options for the Future of Indigenous Australia.”

2016-2017 - Neeli Advanced Women’s Leadership Program scholarship subsidy recipient.

Additional Information:

Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery, University of Sydney

Diploma, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

International Master of Public Health, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem