Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at University of Sydney
Carmen is a proud descendent of the Darumbal and Juru clans of the Birra Gubba Nation of the Australian State of Queensland. She also has South Sea island heritage connected to Tanna Island of the Republic of Vanuatu.
After several years in government, Carmen is now an Academic Fellow at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Sydney, where she undertakes learning and teaching responsibilities. Her research interest is about how policy makers enable, enact and embed Indigenous culture into the decisions and actions of government-known as public policies. Carmen is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
She is an inaugural Co-chair of the World Federation of Public Health Association’s Indigenous Working Group responsible for influencing Indigenous issues globally and, a former Vice President of the Public Health Association of Australia advising on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.
Carmen’s extensive career has involved being a clinician, educator, researcher, policy advisor, project officer, manager and senior executive.