About the Network

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Our vision is that all refugees settling in Queensland have access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place to ensure they have the best possible health and well being.

The Refugee Health Network Queensland builds capacity, partnerships, and facilitate coordination of care across health, settlement agencies, communities, government and non-government sectors.

The Network includes regional networks, topic specific working groups and key policy stakeholders including government and  community. It provides a strategic platform to feed advice to government about key issues and advocate for and develop options for solutions for identified problems.

The Network is funded by Queensland Health and supported by Mater Refugee Health.

  • Supports the delivery of key activities identified in the Qld Refugee Health and Well being Policy and Action Plan (2022-2027)
  • A central point of reference for refugee health matters,  facilitate information sharing and partnerships across Queensland
  • Provides advice to State Government departments including the development of formal submissions to aid policy development to affect systemic change
  • Support regional networks, working and advisory groups
  • Maintain communications, develop and disseminate resources to Network members
  • Represent Queensland on Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA)
  • Support and develop research relevant to refugee health across Queensland.
Refugee Health Network of Qld – GP Fellow

Dr Rachel Claydon

The Refugee Health Fellow (GP) has a state-wide role with a focus on building capacity, and facilitating partnerships in primary care to improve the health and wellbeing of people of refugee backgrounds throughout Queensland. This may involve direct engagement with GPs and primary care or through the activities of the Refugee Health Primary Care Clinical Advisory Group (RH-CAG). The clinical advisory group is Chaired by the GP Fellow and comprised of primary care clinicians and other allied health professionals who meet every 6-8 weeks to discuss and develop refugee health specific clinical protocols, resources , training and education events, and health system advocacy.

Dr Rachel Claydon is also working clinically in Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic. Contact: rachel.claydon@mater.org.au


Gabby Cabral da Rocha Weiss

Refugee Health Network Queensland

Ph: (07) 3163 2958


Ally Wakefield

Capacity Building and Resource Coordinator
Refugee Health

Ph: (07) 3163 6355

E: Ally.Wakefield@mater.org.au