April is the Northern Territory chair and the main contact point for Central Australia.
Located in Alice Springs, April is an oral health therapist who is employed as a Project Manager for the University of Adelaide.
April has a broad clinical and academic background. Her interest began at the age of sixteen in her home town of Melbourne when she completed her Cert III in Dental Assisting.
Several years later she relocated to the Gold Coast and whilst still working as a full time dental assistant, she achieved a Bachelor of Public Health with a double major in Health Promotion and Environmental Health and Sustainability.
Immediately following the completion of her first bachelor degree, April’s dental industry experience, and her drive to achieve, lead her to apply for several dentistry and oral health therapy courses in both Australia and New Zealand, to which she received several entrance offers. The offer she accepted was that of Central Queensland Universities’ Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program; an exciting, newly-established program which included an extended scope of practice.
Following graduation in 2014 as CQU’s pioneering OHT cohort April has practiced in both rural and metro private practice settings prior to relocating to Alice Springs in February 2016.
With an interest in research, April made a huge leap of faith by moving to Alice Springs to work as a research officer, and subsequently the Project Manager, for the UoA’s “PerioCKD” project. April’s role on the PerioCKD project is a mixed academic and clinical appointment, investigating the correlation of periodontal disease and chronic renal disease amongst the indigenous population living in Alice Springs.
In the future April would like to complete research-based postgraduate training.