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Carbal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Researchers

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 and 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…

Researcher Profile

We have an advisory committee of 6 members including 5 academics and an Aboriginal Elder.
Dr Shivashankar H Nagaraj
(Committee Member & Researcher)
Researcher Profile

Dr Shiv Nagaraj is an Advance Queensland Research Fellow and leads a Bioinformatics research group at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology.

Dr Kerry-Ann O’Grady
(Committee Member & Researcher)
Researcher Profile

Kerry-Ann is a researcher with a focus on respiratory infections in children, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.

Professor Elizabeth Eakin
(Committee Member & Researcher)
Researcher Profile

Professor Elizabeth Eakin is the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland.

Professor Anne Chang
Researcher Profile

Professor Anne Chang is an established clinician researcher recognised for her contributions to clinical research in the areas of paediatric cough, bronchiectasis and evidence-based medicine.

Professor Geoff Nicholson
Researcher Profile

Professor Geoff Nicholson joined UQ Rural Clinical School in 2011 as the Director of Research, moved to the position of Head of the Rural Clinical School School in October 2011.

Associate Professor
Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakes
Researcher Profile

A/Prof Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan is experienced in the areas of public health, translational research, Indigenous health, health services evaluation and medical epidemiology.

Dr Bushra Nasir
Researcher Profile

Dr Bushra Nasir is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Queensland.

Associate Professor
Gavin Beccaria
Researcher Profile

Associate Professor Gavin Beccaria is an academic in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the University of Southern Queensland and a practicing clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience.

Shayne Connell
Researcher Profile

Shayne Connell is the National Director of LivingWorks Australia, the leading provider of suicide prevention training across the world.

Associate Professor
Deborah Askew
Researcher Profile

Associate Professor Deborah Askew holds a Conjoint Appointment with the University of Queensland and the Southern Qld Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (COE-Inala), Brisbane.

Greg Pratt
Researcher Profile

Mr Gregory Pratt is descended from the Brown family of the Noonucal tribe of the Quandamooka people of Stradbroke Island.

Professor Leanne Hides
Researcher Profile

Professor Leanne Hides holds an National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship and the industry-supported Lives Lived Well Chair in Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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