Episode 4 – Greg Pratt

In this episode, Associate Professor Maree Toombs yarns with Indigenous man and QIMR Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research manager, Greg Pratt. They yarn about his role in genomics and work in aiding non-Indigenous researchers to effectively co-design and collaborate with First Nations people to make a significant impact to their health outcomes.

Greg PrattAbout Greg Pratt

Manager of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, QIMR Berghofer

Greg is an Aboriginal man and descendant of the Brown family of the Noonucal tribe of the Quandamooka people of Stradbroke Island. He is a family man, a husband and father to four (three boys and one girl). He spent much of his childhood years with the Ghughuyalanghi people of Cape York, growing up in the township of Laura. With the support of his community and his family, Greg undertook study at the University of Southern Queensland, where he later graduated with a degree in psychology.

With an interest in people, mental health and social and emotional wellbeing, Greg spent his post graduate years working in rural New South Wales as an Indigenous mental health practitioner.

Since then, Greg has worked in both community and government sectors, in policy development, service delivery and project management. Before commencing with the QIMR Berghofer in December 2012, Greg was with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health in Cairns and the Health Quality and Complaints Commission in Brisbane. Greg is passionate about community empowerment, emphasising strength based approaches to change motivation and the ability of Indigenous Australia to lead the way with respect to better health and wellbeing.


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