Seven in ten Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia have scabies at any given time. What if we could use traditional Aboriginal bush medicine to treat it?
Dr Jackson Thomas is a pharmacist and academic scientist at the University of Canberra who studies child health in Indigenous Australian communities. Together with his research team, he has been testing an Aboriginal bush medicine-based treatment and healing practices. Jackson’s research saw him awarded the 2015 ACT Tall Poppy of the Year Award and most recently, the 2018 University of Canberra (Faculty of Health) Research impact award.