Professor Chelsea Watego

Queensland University of Technology

Chelsea Watego (formerly Bond) is a Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman with over 20 years of experience working within Indigenous health as a health worker and researcher.
Chelsea’s work has drawn attention to the role of race in the production of health inequalities. Her current ARC Discovery Grant seeks to build Indigenist Health Humanities as a new field of research; one that is committed to the survival of Indigenous peoples locally and globally, foregrounding Indigenous intellectual sovereignty.
She is a prolific writer and public intellectual, having written for IndigenousX, NITV, The Guardian, and The Conversation. She is a founding board member of Inala Wangarra, an Indigenous community organisation within her own community, and a Director of the Institute for Collaborative Race Research. She is also a proud mum to five beautiful children.
Her forthcoming book Another Day in the Colony, published by UQ Press, is to be released in November 2021.