Academic and Staff Profiles


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Kelvin Kong BSc MBBS FRACS

Associate Professor
Specialty: Ear, Nose and Throat

F (02) 9385 1970

Kelvin hails from Worimi country in Port Stephens. An Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, Kelvin has long advocated and championed for the importance of education, particularly pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Kelvin is also interested in supervising for Phase 2 student's Independent Learning Projects (ILP). He is humbled to be part of such a great team at the UNSW Rural Clinical School.

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Dr Khyarne Biles

Conjoint Lecturer, UNSW Medicine

Khyarne is from Dubbo, NSW and has only lived away from there whilst completing her Bachelor of Medicine Studies/Doctor of Medicine from 2009-2014.  She is a Ngemba woman, her family from Brewarrina, north western NSW. 

Khyarne completed the Pre-Medicine Program in 2008, which is the Indigenous Entry pathway into Medicine at UNSW. Khyarne has returned to Dubbo to practice in 2015, , she is currently a resident and in 2017, will start her Emergency training at the Dubbo Base Hospital.

She is involved in teaching during the Pre-Medicine Program and is a mentor to the current UNSW Indigenous students.