Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lead
Professor James Ward is a Pitjantjatjara and Narungga man, and a national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research. He is currently the Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Professor within the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland. Professor Ward has held various roles in Aboriginal public health policy for government and non-government organisations. He was appointed as the Inaugural Program Head of the Aboriginal Program at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales; has served as the Deputy Director of the Baker Institutes' Aboriginal Health Program; and joined the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.