Ngiare Brown

Biography:

Prof Ngiare Brown is a Yuin nation woman from the south coast of NSW. She is a senior Aboriginal medical practitioner with qualifications in medicine, public health and primary care, and has studied bioethics, medical law and human rights.

She was the first identified Aboriginal medical graduate from NSW, and is one of the firstAboriginal doctors in Australia. Over the past two decades she has developed extensive national and international networks in Indigenous health and social justice, including engagement with the UN system. Ngiare is currently a clinician and researcher, working in the translation and implementation space, and is a chief investigator on multiple national and international grants.

Ngiare is a founding member and was Foundation CEO of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA); a founding member of the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors’ Congress (PRIDoC); and a member of the International Indigenous Genomics Alliance. She has served as a Director on a number of national Boards, including the Social Inclusion Board (Cth Government) and Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), and in addition to her position on the Bangarra Board currently serves as a Director or Advisor to organisations such as The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics.

Ngiare has recently established Ngaoara, a not-for-profit dedicated to Aboriginal children and adolescents. The work of Ngaoara will address culturally relevant approaches to childhood health and wellbeing, and support communities to develop strength based approaches to breaking intergenerational cycles of trauma and disparity.