Appointment of Professor Gail Garvey

9 Jul 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Professor Gail Garvey, joining UQ as Professor of Indigenous Health Research in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine.

 Professor Gail Garvey is an Aboriginal woman from the Kamilaroi nation with over 25 years of leadership and impact in Aboriginal health research, education and capacity building. Professor Garvey has an internationally recognised research program on Australia’s First Nations Peoples and cancer, emphasising health services research and psychosocial aspects of cancer care. She currently leads a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in this area and is an international authority in cancer research and Indigenous peoples. She continues to work in partnership with The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organization, to highlight and address disparities in cancer and Indigenous peoples globally. Professor Garvey is one of four research leaders who will spearhead a project to establish a national network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers that was recently funded by the NHMRC.