Miah Hickman

Bachelor of Nursing / Doctor of Medicine (Provisional Entry)
Dalio Scholar

Driven by her passion for medical equality and equity, Miah is studying a Bachelor of Nursing with provisional entry to the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Queensland. 

Miah completed her secondary schooling in regional Queensland.  In 2021, she graduated Toowoomba Anglican School with an exceptional ATAR and numerous academic and leadership awards- most notably Senior prefect, the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award and Full Academic, Service, Sporting and Cultural colours. Throughout her time at school, Miah strived to immerse herself in the opportunities available at school and within the broader community. She undertook a merit-based appointment as a Youth Leader for Toowoomba Regional Council  and Student Liaison Officer for Rosie's Food on the Streets at her school.

Her pursuit for personal development and community engagement continued into her first year of tertiary education, with a merit-based appointment into Netball Queensland’s Inaugural Youth Advisory Board, where she was given the opportunity to speak at several Netball Queensland Conferences in 2021, most notably her Q and A section at the nationally televised Leaders Conference in March. Alongside her speeches, her work in conjunction with other Youth Advisory Board members can be seen in the Netball Australia and Netball Queensland inclusive uniform policy- a first for any sporting code in Australia. 

Alongside Miah’s Academia, she is also an avid sportswoman. Her selection into Netball Queensland’s Umpire Development Squad in 2021 and her current selection  as a High-Performance Umpire for 2022 is a credit to her resilience and devotion to both her academics and sporting pursuits. With weekly officiating with Queensland’s Elite, Miah dedication has not gone unnoticed, receiving mentoring from those who have officiated at an international level. 

Miah’s first placement in Medical Surgical Ward at the Mater Public Hospital Brisbane, has enlightened her to the health challenges of the 21st century. As a proud Wirjradi women, she is conscious of the health gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, as well as the lack of common healthcare in rural communities.

As a Liveris Academy Dalio Philanthropies Scholar, Miah endeavours to grow in her professional and leadership capabilities and broaden her understanding and perspective on these issues. She is honoured at the opportunity to join like-minded peers in their collective pursuit of a better future and is excited for the year ahead. 

Miah Hickman