Program Head, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program
Keziah is a Torres Strait Islander woman and Program Lead of The George Institute’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, Australasian Injury Prevention Network Executive Indigenous rep and Board Member of Hepatitis NSW. Keziah has Chaired The George Institute’s Research Committee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health since 2017 and leads the development and implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health strategy and policy, stakeholder partnerships and research coordination in a global research institute.
Keziah’s expertise includes social and cultural determinants of health, Indigenous methodologies, knowledge translation and impact that privilege Indigenous knowledges, and applying decolonising methods to organisational change. Keziah leads implementation of strategic organisational activities to increase cultural safety and capability within global research. Keziah implemented a series of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research workshops and developed/administered seed funding for Aboriginal health projects and skills development. Keziah developed and implemented several transformational organisational policies including an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health research policy resulting in a significant increase in Aboriginal health research, employment, and successful PhD completions of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.