Heather D’Antoine has more than 25 years of experience, initially as a registered midwife and nurse, and later as a health services manager in both Aboriginal health services and general health services, with the last 18 years dedicated to health research. In her previous role, Heather was the Associate Director for Aboriginal Programs and Division Leader of Education and Capacity Building at Menzies School of Health Research for almost 10 years. In that role, she served as a member of the Executive Committee. She continues as Distinguished Honorary Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research.

Heather is employed as the NEXGEN Hub Coordinator in the School of Public Health, University of Queensland. Working with the Principal Administration Coordinator and the Senior Manager of OCHRe, and under the leadership of Professor Gail Garvey, Heather is playing an active role in establishing a National First Nations Network for Research.

Heather is a member of the Board of Rural Health Workforce Australia Ltd and the Public Health Association of Australia.


Dip in Midwifery, Dip in Nursing, Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Health Economics (Aboriginal Health)