Current Chief Investigators

Professor Jonathan Craig

Doctor / Researcher

Flinders University

" To improve the care and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and in a respectful, empowering way "

Professor Allison Tong

Social Scientist

University of Sydney

" Making a difference with community "

Associate Professor Michelle Dickson Darkinjung/Ngarigu

Deputy Head of Sydney School of Public Health

University of Sydney

“ ARDAC was born out of a community identified need and continues to ensure community remains at the core of all work. May ARDAC research continue to support the development of services and programs that meet community needs and contribute to improving our health and wellbeing outcomes ”

Professor David Lyle

Public Health Physician - Rural Health

Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, University of Sydney

" bringing community and researchers together to better understand and prevent renal disease in Aboriginal children and adults "

Professor Armando Teixeria-Pinto

Professor of Biostatistics

University of Sydney

" opportunity to learn about factors that affect kidney health early in life "

Professor Germaine Wong

Kidney Specialist / Researcher

Western Sydney Local Health District University of Sydney

" understanding the risk factors of kidney disease in children and adolescents will provide us very important information as to what specific treatments could delay the onset or prevent the development of kidney disease "


Professor Natasha Nassar

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologist

University of Sydney

" To help inform sustainable, community-led, evidence-based health initiatives to close the gap for Aboriginal people "


Site Principal

Professor Stephen Alexander

Site Principal

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

University of Sydney

" looking out for the future "


Current Associate Investigators

Jamie Newman

Chief Executive Officer, Orange Aboriginal Health Service

Cecil Lester

Chief Executive Officer, Condobolin Aboriginal Health Service

Professor Sandra Eades

Associate Dean Indigenous Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Global and Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne.

Deb McCowen

Chief Executive Officer, Armajun Aboriginal Health Service, Inverell

Dr Sean Taylor

Deputy Director Indigenous Leader and Engagement; Executive Director Aboriginal Health & Diversity, NT Health Top End

Associate Professor Boe Rambaldini

Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales

Professor Penelope Abbott

Peter Brennan Chair of General Practice, Western Sydney University

Dr Vincent Lee

Renal Physician and Researcher, Western Sydney Local Health District and University of Sydney

Lindsay Hardy

Advancement Manager, Wollotuka Institute of Indigenous Engagement and Advancement Academic Division

Professor Paul Komenda

Professor of Medicine University of Manitoba

Dr Martin Howell

Health Economist, University of Sydney


Past Chief Investigators

Dr Elisabeth Hodson , Emeritus Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW)

Professor Paul Roy , Paediatric Nephrologist at The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW)

Ms Della Yarnold , PhD Fellow


Past Investigators

Ms Deb Nelson,
Managing Director of Yarn’n Aboriginal Employment Services, Redfern

Professor Paul Roy , Paediatric Nephrologist at The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW)

Ms Della Yarnold , PhD Fellow