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Professor Kerry Arabena

Chair of Indigenous Health, The University of Melbourne

Kerry Arabena is the Chair of Indigenous Health and Director of the Indigenous Health Equity Unit at the University of Melbourne. A descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Strait, she has a Doctorate in Human Ecology and an extensive background in public health, administration, community development and research.

Kerry's work has made significant contributions across many States and Territories in areas such as gender issues, social justice, human rights, access and equity, service provision, harm minimisation, and citizenship rights and responsibilities.

Kerry is leading the development of the First 1000 Days Australia initiative and is Chair of the Council and Co-Chair of the Research Advisory Committee.


Indigenous Health Equity Unit
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
4/207 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne, Vic. 3010