Researcher

Associate Professor Brett Biles

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion, Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)

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Biography

Brett is a Murrawarri man from Brewarrina. He has been living on Wiradjuri country for the last 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Masters in Indigenous Health and a PhD. He is currently Associate Dean Indigenous with Medicine and Health and a Senior Scientia Lecturer. Prior to this he was the inaugural Director of Indigenous Health Education in the Office of Medical Education, UNSW Medicine & Health. With a passion for...view more

Brett is a Murrawarri man from Brewarrina. He has been living on Wiradjuri country for the last 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Masters in Indigenous Health and a PhD. He is currently Associate Dean Indigenous with Medicine and Health and a Senior Scientia Lecturer. Prior to this he was the inaugural Director of Indigenous Health Education in the Office of Medical Education, UNSW Medicine & Health. With a passion for education health equality, Brett is an early career researcher with a keen interest in Aboriginal men's health and cardiovascular disease.


My Grants

2023 - Chief Investigator B, National Health & Medical Research Council Medical Research Future Fund ($2,902,798)

         Gaawaadhi Gadudha: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised implementation trial and evaluation of an Aboriginal cultural health and traditional healing program

2023 – Chief Investigator B, Western Sydney Local Health District – State Government ($28,324,14)

          Young, Strong and Deadly Project

2023 – Australian Institute of health and Welfare – Commonwealth Government ($31,772.10)    

          Indigenous physical activity and social and emotional wellbeing review

2021 – Chief Investigator C, National Health & Medical Research Council Medical Research Future Fund ($560,209)
Gaawaadhi Gadudha Understanding how cultural resilience impacts Aboriginal health and quality of life


My Qualifications

PhD, Charles Sturt University

Master of Indigenous Health (with distinction), University of Wollongong

BAppSc (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney

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