Ngiare Brown was one of the first Aboriginal medical graduates in Australia. She is currently the Medical Officer at the Aboriginal Indigenous Doctors Association.
Other Appointments and Qualifications: Ngiare is a Yuin nation woman from the south coast of NSW and is passionate about indigenous health and social justice. She was foundation Chief Executive Officer with the Aboriginal Indigenous Doctors Association. During her career Ngiare has held a variety of positions in education, mentoring, clinical practice and advocacy. Ngiare was Associate Professor and Director of the Poche Centre of Indigenous Health at the University of Sydney, and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General practitioners. She has been Indigenous Health Adviser to the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Manager of Preventative Indigenous Health Programs for World Vision Australia. She was the Assistant Director at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, where she developed a program around child health and human rights within the child health division.
Influence: Associate Professor Brown was named the AMA's Woman in Medicine in 2005 for her contributions to the profession. She is committed to early childhood and adolescent well-being and has worked over the past two decades to develop an extensive international network in indigenous health. She has made extensive contributions in research process, bioethics, policy, translation and practice within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. Avatar