Prof Gail Garvey School of Public Health, University of Queensland Australia
Professor Gail Garvey is a senior Aboriginal researcher with over ~30 years of experience in Indigenous health and education. She is currently Professor of Indigenous Health Research in the
School of Public Health at the University of Queensland.
She has established an extensive and targeted research program focused on cancer and wellbeing and Australia’s First Nations people. She currently leads a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in targeted approaches to improve cancer services for Indigenous
Professor Garvey has extensive experience in translating research into policy and practice. Her contributions include leading the development of Australia’s first national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer policy, initiating and hosting the World’s first global Indigenous cancer conference and piloting the delivery of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program via Primary Health Care Services.
She is has published over 160 peer reviewed publications; and she has been awarded over $29 mil in research funding as principal investigator.