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Professor Kerry Arabena

Executive Director, First 1000 Days Australia

Kerry Arabena is the Executive Director of First 1000 Days Australia. A descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Strait, she has a Doctorate in Human Ecology and an extensive background in public health, administration, community development and research.

Kerry's work has made significant contributions across many States and Territories in areas such as gender issues, social justice, human rights, access and equity, service provision, harm minimisation, and citizenship rights and responsibilities.

Kerry is leading the development of the First 1000 Days Australia initiative and is Chair of the Council.