- For over ten years I have worked with culturally diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia strengthening my ability to undertake effective community development and health research outcomes. I have published extensively in international health, policy and environmental peer-reviewed journals with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. Although having an extensive track record in academic research revolving around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing topics I have equivalent knowledge of working in the government and NGO sector. My knowledge and expertise is widespread having work experience in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (in Aboriginal Medical Services and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation), the state government (in the Department of Human Service and VicHealth) and the NGO sector (in Oxfam Australia and Indigenous Community Volunteers). I have nearly a decade of experience teaching at a university level to undergraduate and postgraduate students within the health, research and social science sector. My research passions are ecohealth, Aboriginal health, public health and qualitative research. I see our natural environment as central to health and as having the capacity to bridge health inequalities (the basis of my Masters, PhD and previous Visiting Academic position at Cambridge University).