Professor Neil Drew
Neil who has more than 30 years’ experience working with a diverse range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and groups, commenced as Director of Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet in February 2014.
Neil’s involvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health extends from his work as a volunteer in 1980 at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service in Townsville, north Queensland to his role as co-founder and ongoing head of the Aboriginal Youth and Community Wellbeing Program in the Kimberley region of WA. His doctoral studies in community psychology have been of enormous value to the latter program, which promotes wellness and suicide prevention with young Aboriginal people.
Professor Drew also has substantial experience in the tertiary education sector, most recently with the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) as Foundation Head of Behavioural Science, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Deputy Head of UNDA’s Broome Campus.