Niko Leka is an enrolled nurse, who specialises in the mental health of older people. He also has a doctorate in health social science.
Niko helped initiate and is the convenor of the Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy, and works closely with the Rural Australians for Refugees.
Niko is a member of the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association and, last year, helped organise a strike for better pay and ratios.
Niko is a long-term resident of Newcastle, and is also involved in activist work for real action on the climate as well as opposing wars.