Fadwa Al-Yaman PSM currently heads the Indigenous and Children’s Group at the AIHW. The area has responsibility for health and welfare information for Indigenous Australians and children youth and families area. Dr Al-Yaman has a Master of Population Studies from the Research School of Social Studies at the ANU and a PhD in Immunology from the John Curtin School of Medical Research. She has previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research. Dr Al-Yaman was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship, University of Maryland USA in 1990, and the Australian public service medal in 2008 for outstanding public service in improving the accuracy and reliability of data on Indigenous Australians.