March 22, 2024

Get to know: Coen Brown


Meet Coen Brown, Emergency Department- Aboriginal Liaison Officer.

Q. Firstly, what’s your coffee order?
A. A large latte with two sugars…particularly in the morning

Q. Why did you choose your specialty?
A. I’m very passionate about social justice, equity and equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mob accessing services, particularly in E.D. where I’m based. My aim is to give them a positive patient experience that’s also culturally safe.

Q. Do you have a bucket list item? Something you would love to do.
A. I’d love to travel the world, particularly Canada. I’ve always loved the culture, the country, and I find there’s a connection there to their First Nations mob and our history and stories here. And I’d love to own my own home one day, so I can have a bigger yard for all my pets.

Q. What’s something people might not know about you?
A. I love to paint, in a tradition Aboriginal, contemporary mix kind of style. My mum is an artist, and so I’ve been exposed to the medium all my life. And as part of the Bachelor of Social Work course I’m doing at the moment, I’m actually producing a series of paintings on canvas depicting Aboriginal history and culture as part of one of my assignments.

Q. Which superhero do you wish you could be?
A. Definitely Mystique from X-men. I’d love to be able to morph into anyone, use their skills and have different experiences. Or maybe Cyclops, because I wear glasses. If I saw someone mucking up, I could pull my glasses down and zap them! lol.