PPH2018

Chicky Clements

Nirrumbuk Environmental Health and Services
Australia

Chicky is of aboriginal descent through his Maternal side, a Bardi person from One Arm Point on the Dampier Peninsular. Chicky was born, raised and educated in Darwin where he also completed a trade in carpentry. He moved to One Arm Point in 1980 where his parents and most of his family had moved to previously and started his own family there.

Chicky has been working in and with, remote communities across the Kimberley’s for the past 40 years. He has been a Community Council member, builder, mentor, trainer and for the past twenty years he has been anchored to his passion – environmental health.

An Environmental Health Field Support Officer for Kimberley Population Health for five years in the Broome Kullari region, Chicky also spent three years in TAFE as an Environmental Health Lecturer before joining Nirrumbuk Environmental Health.

He has seen many changes for the good in this time and none more so than in the past 5 years since the union of Environmental Health and Clinical Health in the Kimberley.