Australian Engineering Week Breakfast Launch 2015
03 August 2015
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre
Dr John van Bockxmeer is an Emergency Department doctor dedicated to improving the health of all Australians. For over ten years John has led numerous voluntary local, national and international initiatives representing excellence in the fields of medicine and community development.
Through his charity Fair Game he helps mentor and foster positive change in remote Indigenous communities through the donation of recycled sports equipment. The group has donated over 14,000 items of pre-loved equipment and has grown to more than 140 volunteers in hubs across Australia.
John is passionate about individual and community change and is a board member of prominent volunteering and education peak bodies. Whilst studying urban planning at university John helped establish ‘FuturePerth - A voice for forward thinking’ and produced a book outlining 33 ideas to make Perth a connected, vibrant and sustainable city.
John now lives in Port Hedland completing a fellowship in remote emergency medicine and has previously worked in London, Washington DC, Timor Leste, Tajikistan and numerous rural communities.
In 2014, John was named the Young West Australian of the Year, Junior Doctor of the Year and Primary Health Leader of the Year.
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