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Professor of Health, Safety and Environment, Queensland University of Technology and Professor of Practice in Environmental Wellbeing, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) and Honorary Professor (School of Geosciences), University of Sydney

I conduct research and teach environmental health, climate change, sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health at the University of Sydney and at Queensland University of Technology. I have led many research projects and authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of infectious disease epidemiology and control, pathogenesis and carcinogenesis associated with inflammation, toxicology, environmental health and wellbeing, climate change, HIV/AIDS prevention, psychosocial and community empowerment, mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, Health Safety and Environment, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2020–present
    Professor of Practice in Environmental Wellbeing, University of Sydney
  • 2009–2016
    Associate Professor, Environmental and Indigenous Health, University of New South Wales
  • 2005–2009
    Head, North Queensland Health Equalities Promotion Unit, Cairns, University of Queensland
  • 1998–2004
    Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Health Program, Brisbane and Thursday Island, University of Queensland
  • 1996–1998
    Environmental Epidemiologist, National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland


  • 1987 
    Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, PhD / Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • 1982 
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MSc / Bacteriology and Immunology
  • 1980 
    Hiram College, Ohio, BA /Biology