Associate Professor Maree Toombs



Associate Professor Maree Toombs

Director – CIHR


CIHR is led by Associate Professor Maree Toombs. Dr Toombs is an Aboriginal woman with cultural linage to the Kooma people of Western Queensland and Euahlayi People of North Western N.S.W. Dr. Toombs is the University of Queensland’s Director of Indigenous Health, Rural Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Toombs also holds a QLD Children’s Hospital Foundation Fellowship and leads three National Health Medical Research Council grants.

Her expertise is in mental health, suicide intervention amongst Indigenous Australians and exploring the interface between Indigenous and Western research methodologies. Dr Toombs success is based on co-designed high impact research led by the priorities identified by participating communities. Dr Toombs expertise has her well placed to lead the CIHR.

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