We are excited to announce our Keynote speakers
Professor Marcia Langton AO is a descendant of the Iman (Yiman) people of Queensland. She is anthropologist and geographer, and since 2000 has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, and is the Associate Provost. She has published in the fields of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements and engagement with the minerals industry, and Indigenous culture and art. Marcia has contributed to policy development, and been a public intellectual and advocate for Aboriginal rights.
Professor Alex Brown (BMed, MPH, PhD, FRACP (hon.), FCSANZ, FAAHMS) is the Aboriginal Health Equity Theme Leader at SAHMRI, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. Alex is an internationally leading Aboriginal clinician/researcher who has worked his entire career in Aboriginal health in the provision of public health services, infectious diseases and chronic disease care, health care policy and research. He has established three highly regarded research groups over the last 15 years, and currently leads a large research group (50% of whom identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander Australians). Much of his work has been at the difficult interface of geographical isolation, complex cultural context, severe socioeconomic disadvantage, inequitable access to and receipt of care and profound health disparities.
Ricky Miller-Segura "My name is Ricky Miller-Segura. I'm a 42 old Wirangu/Kokatha man from South Australia. I have a genetic condition called Usher Syndrome, which encompasses hearing and vision loss. I'm currently semi-retired from working in the state and federal government for the past 17 years or so. I've had the opportunity to represent the state and country in blind cricket and blind tennis. I'm currently focussing on long distance running. Where I'm aspiring to (well hopefully by the time I do this talk) to complete my first marathon on April 11. Hopefully I make it!”