a strong feeling of wanting to help, or a capacity to support others.
Dr Mikayla Couch is an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar, women’s health expert and proud Bundjalung woman. From a young age, Dr Couch dreamed of having a profession where she could help people every day. Combining her propensity for science and her innate ability to help people feel understood, she pursued a career in medicine. She knows how she would want to be treated by a doctor, and brings this empathy to her patients.
As well as supporting her patients by helping them achieve optimum health outcomes, Dr Couch is a powerful voice in Australia’s medical community. She is dedicated to furthering the health of all women and takes a particular interest in bringing awareness to Indigenous health issues. As an Aboriginal woman herself, she has a personal understanding of the disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
Dr Couch finds equilibrium in her life by spending her free time pursuing relaxing and nourishing activities. Creating work-life balance is important to her, so she unwinds by creating Aboriginal art, sewing, crocheting, knitting, and playing with her beloved sausage dogs, Whitney Houston and Bailey.
“I want to make sure all women are cared for equally, by helping them make informed decisions so they feel in control of their health.“
- Expert commentary: women’s health, children’s health, equal access to healthcare, Indigenous advocacy, healthy living
- Brand partnerships: healthcare, women’s health products, children’s health products, healthy living products, Indigenous-owned businesses
SUPPORTING PATIENTS, AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY
Dr Mikayla Couch’s professional experience and dedication to equal access to healthcare make her a valuable, relatable expert. She has exceptional knowledge about women’s health, Indigenous advocacy, healthy living, and is also passionate about environmental causes and animal rights.
She has contributed to research into children’s developmental issues, highlighting differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, and bringing awareness to Closing The Gap initiatives.
OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY REGISTRAR
- Providing evidence-based, patient-focused healthcare and positive outcomes
- Focus on the health of women, and their babies and families
- Practical knowledge of procedures and and health management