Dr Anita Watts is a Wiradjuri woman who grew up in western Sydney. Her father’s family is from Darlington Point in the Riverina area of NSW. Her paternal grandmother was born at Warangesda Mission near Darlington Point, and her mother is from New Zealand. Anita lives in Newcastle with her family.
Anita originally came to Newcastle to study medicine as a 17-year-old. Now she can’t think of any place she would rather be.
‘A third of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors in Australia graduated from the University of Newcastle, and I am very proud to be a member of this group and to support future generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors.’