Menzies School of Health Research
Mr Jesse J. Fleay is Lecturer, Teaching and Research Scholar at Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. His involvement in the Valuing young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men research project has taken him across Queensland, just years after he delegated to Uluru, where he worked on the Statement from the Heart. He was elected to the work group, and continues to support the Voice Treaty Truth campaign. Mr Fleay is studying a Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Philosophy and Theology, Notre Dame University Australia. His research topic regards an Australian Republic, and a future policy program of retributive justice and self-government. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations, and two Master degrees from Edith Cowan University. Views are his own.
Dr Michael Adams is currently employed as a Senior Research Fellow with the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet within Edith Cowan University. Dr Adams’ is a highly regarded Elder within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. He is a descendant of the Yadhiagana/Wuthathi people of Cape York Peninsula in Queensland having traditional family ties with the Gurindji people of Central Western Northern Territory and extended family relationship with the people of the Torres Straits, Warlpiri (Yuendumu), and East Arnhem Land (Gurrumaru) communities. Dr Adams has been actively involved in addressing issues associated with the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males for over 15 years. He has strived to ensure that men’s health issues are promoted and placed on the national and international agenda through advocacy, research, publications and health management.