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Chair of Indigenous Health, The University of Melbourne

Kerry Arabena is the Chair of Indigenous Health and Director of the Indigenous Health Equity Unit at the University of Melbourne. A descendant of the...

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Executive Assistant / Project Support Officer

Casey joined the First 1000 Days Australia team in July 2017 as Executive Assistant to Professor Kerry Arabena. She is also Project Support Officer for...

Tilini  Gunatillake

Research Fellow

Tilini Gunatillake is a Research Fellow working with the First 1000 Days Australia Research group. She is primarily involved in assisting and evaluating the implementation...

Research Fellow

Christine joined the First 1000 Days Australia team in February 2018, where she is based for three days a week. On her other two days,...

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Regional Implementation Manager – Moreton Bay

Jackie Bennett is a Kamilaroi, Bigambul woman from St George in South-West Queensland and is a wife, mother of four beautiful adult children and grandmother...

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Regional Implementation Manager – Townsville

Anne was born in Ayr and raised across the river in Home Hill. She is of Irish and Torres Strait Islander descent with connections to the Dauer...

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Senior Research Fellow

Georgina Sutherland is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Mental Health and the Indigenous Health Equity Unit at the University of Melbourne. Her...

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Research Communications

Jane is responsible for communicating First 1000 Days Australia research and related activities through print and online publishing that is accessible to Aboriginal and Torres...

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Media and Communications Strategist

Based in Far North Queensland, Al Harris has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health advocacy and communications for more than 20 years; as...

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