Program Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program
Keziah Bennett-Brook is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman, Program Manager of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program at The George Institute for Global Health, Indigenous Executive member of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network and Board Member of Hepatitis NSW. Keziah Chairs the Research Committee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and as an established Program Manager, leads the development and implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health strategy and policy, stakeholder partnerships and Indigenous research coordination within a global research institute. Keziah has extensive experience in social and cultural determinants of health research, Indigenous methodologies, and a keen interest in knowledge translation and impact measurement that privilege Indigenous knowledges, as well as applying decolonising methods to organisational and systems change.
Keziah has a background in Communications, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research including injury prevention and support of Higher Degree Researchers, and experience in social policy development. Keziah is currently involved in research projects applying a health systems and social determinants of health lens to generate evidence that privileges Indigenous knowledges, community self-determination and understanding an Aboriginal paradigm of health and wellbeing. Keziah has also led the implementation of strategic organisational activities to increase cultural safety and capability. This includes implementing a series of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and research capacity building workshops, developing and administering seed funding for Aboriginal health projects and skills development, and establishing a cultural awareness program with the Diversity Inclusion and Belonging Committee.