Aboriginal Health (community engagement, community development, identity, self determination, racism, decolonisation, community control)
Alister is an Aboriginal man from the Gunai (East Gippsland) Yorta Yorta (Goulbourn Valley), and Gunditjmara (Western Districts) clans in south-eastern Australia with many family and connections throughout Victoria. Alister is the Coordinator of the Indigenous Health Specialisation for the Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne. He has been involved in a number of Aboriginal research projects including the Taking Care of Business project, the development of a Victorian Aboriginal Child Health Development and Wellbeing Survey and the Injecting Drug Use Project at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service. As an Aboriginal researcher Alister hopes to use the skills and knowledge he has gained to develop research projects that focus on positive outcomes that improve Aboriginal health and wellbeing, in particular the health of young people.