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The Nyombil Centre is a place of learning and change with a dedicated team who will help you transition into university life and into the workforce.

Our team deliver inclusive and culturally safe support programs and practices with a focus on empowering students to reach their full potential. 

Paul Martin - Nyombil Centre Coordinator

Paul is a descendant of the Butchulla and Goreng Goreng people on his mother’s side, with Greek and Irish heritage from his father. Guided by his passion to help people believe in their own capabilities, Paul has worked as a counsellor for more than 15 years. This has included youth suicide prevention, Indigenous family counselling and advocacy and working with youth at risk.

Paul Martin was born and raised in north Queensland. He is a descendant of the Butchulla and Goreng Goreng people on his mother’s side, with Greek and Irish heritage from his father.

Guided by his passion to help people believe in their own capabilities, Paul has worked as a youth, family, and community counsellor for more than 15 years. This has included youth suicide prevention, Indigenous family counselling and advocacy, working with youth at risk and managing a range of programs for clients and staff at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service.

Paul holds master’s degree in Narrative Therapy and Community Work. Narrative therapy focusses on the stories people create about themselves to define their sense of identity and how those stories can be re-written to help clients deal with problematic issues in their lives. Paul believes narrative therapy is an amazing tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, naturally aligning with their long cultural history of storytelling through art and yarning.

To contact Paul, please email [email protected] or phone 07 5595 5652.

Oscar Davis - Indigenous Outreach and Cultural Support Officer

Oscar is a descendent of the Gamilaraay people on his mother’s side, with Papua New Guinean heritage from his father’s side. Oscar works part-time facilitating the My Vision Leadership and Development programs from the Gold Coast region to North Queensland, as well as the cultural programs and initiatives internal to the Nyombil Centre.  

Oscar is a descendent of the Gamilaraay people on his mother’s side, with Papua New Guinean heritage from his father’s side. Oscar works part-time facilitating the My Vision Leadership and Development programs from the Gold Coast region to North Queensland, as well as the cultural programs and initiatives internal to the Nyombil Centre.  

Oscar began as a student at Bond University in 2013 intent on studying Forensic Psychology, however became interested in moral philosophy, specifically the question of how we think about right and wrong. Oscar completed his Doctorate in 2021 and now also works as a researcher and lecturer in philosophy and Australian history in Bond University’s Faculty of Society and Design. 

To contact Oscar, please email oda[email protected] or phone 07 5595 3045.

Teresa Blair - Indigenous Student Success & Wellbeing Officer

Teresa Blair is the youngest of 5 children, was born in Bellingen NSW, Saltwater Women from the Bellinger Valley - her father’s country. She is a descendant of the Gumbayngirr people of Urunga.

At the early age Teresa developed an interest in Aboriginal Health/Mental health and later went on to study in this field.

Teresa Blair is the youngest of 5 children, was born in Bellingen NSW, Saltwater Women from the Bellinger Valley - her father’s country. She is a descendant of the Gumbayngirr people of Urunga.

At the early age Teresa developed an interest in Aboriginal Health/Mental health and later went on to study in this field. Teresa has found it extremely rewarding to obtain a degree in Indigenous Health sciences and take her qualification back to community and share her knowledge.

She am passionate about supporting and walking along side those who are struggling with their social emotional wellbeing and helping her community stay mentally strong.

Teresa has had the pleasure to work within Aboriginal controlled organisations, Public Mental Health settings, Disability support agencies and supporting the vulnerable in the homelessness sector.

To contact Teresa, please email [email protected] or phone 07 5595 5543