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The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin

About The Rev’d Dr Imelda -

The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin is part of the clergy team in the Parish of Nundah and locum priest at St Oswald’s, Banyo. She practised medicine for over 40 years, and has a Fellowship with the Australian College of General Practitioners, a Master of Public Health, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Theology and  a Master of Ministry.

The Rev’d Dr Imelda writes on -

Articles by The Rev’d Dr Imelda

Henrietta Lacks (image used with permission, courtesy of the Lacks family)

The ‘immortal’ woman: Henrietta Lacks

“This is a story about some of the world’s most important cells. Their code name is ‘HeLa’ and for several decades now they have been bought, sold, packaged and shipped by the trillions to laboratories around the world. It is a fascinating story and it would be an injustice not to tell the tale of Henrietta Lacks – the woman who ‘owned’ the groundbreaking HeLa cells,” says The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin


Sharing sacred stories and vessels

“When we extend an invitation to people, including seasonal workers, to join us, we have both the responsibility and privilege to listen to their story. Sharing narratives is at the heart of Christian community and essential for our own sense of person and place,” says The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin, locum priest at St Alban’s in Gatton, in this Season of Creation reflection