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Prof Ray Mahoney

Research Director


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Ray Mahoney is a Bidjara man with family ties to Central West Queensland. Ray has worked extensively to codesign, develop, implement and evaluate best practice public health and prevention programs to close the gap in health and wellbeing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Ray currently leads a range of research projects with Indigenous community-controlled organisation partners. Since joining H&B's Australian eHealth Research Centre in 2018 Ray established the Indigenous Health Research Team. This Indigenous led research program has established an evidence base for technology in health care specific to the interests and needs of Indigenous people. We are partnering with Indigenous Community Controlled Organisations to co-design and co-develop potential e-Health solutions to complement existing systems for some of the most significant issues in their communities.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2017

    Doctor of Health Science (HlthScD) (PhD equivalent)
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2017

    Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GradCertAcadPrac)
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2012

    Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research (GC-IRPRO)
    University of Melbourne

  • 1998

    Master of Health Science (MHSc)
    Queensland University of Technology

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Impact Excellence Medal

Current Roles

  • Indigenous Science Research Director
    Indigenous Science & Engagement

  • Principal Research Scientist
    AeHRC - Indigenous Health Research, H&B

Professional Experiences

  • 2022-2024

    Professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Discipline Lead for Population Health
    Flinders University

  • 2019-2022

    Team Leader/Senior Research Scientist

  • 2011-2018

    Lecturer/Research Fellow
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2008-2010

    Manager Public Health and Research Unit & Acting CEO
    Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

  • 2006-2008

    Manager, Koori Humans Services Unit
    Victorian Department of Human Services

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2023-Current

    Board Director, National Heart Foundation

  • 2019-Current

    Ethics Committee, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

  • 2016-2021

    Board Director, Winnam Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corportation

  • 2019-current

    Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Expert Advisory Panel Mission for Cardiovascular Health

  • 2019-current

    Member, Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network Steering Committee

  • 2021-current

    Member, Heart Foundation Research Committee

  • 2021-current

    Chair, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Review Panel, Australian Association of Gerontology

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