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Professor of Practice in Environmental Wellbeing, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), 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 85 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of infectious disease epidemiology and control, pathogenesis and carcinogenesis associated with inflammation, toxicology, HIV/AIDS prevention, psychosocial and community empowerment, mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.


  • 2020–present
    Professor of Practice in Environmental Wellbeing, University of Sydney
  • 2016–present
    Professor, Health Safety and Environment, Queensland University of Technology
  • 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