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Biography

Ray Mahoney is a descendant of the Bidjara people of Central West Qld and is Professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Discipline Lead for Population Health at Flinders University and a Visiting Scientist with the Australian e Health Research Centre (AEHRC) at CSIRO. Ray has adjunct academic appointments with School of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at UQ and with the Faculty of Health at QUT. Ray’s research background includes cardiovascular disease, e-health, culturally safe care and racism in the health sector.

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
    CSIRO

Current Roles

  • Principal Research Scientist
    AeHRC - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

  • Professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Discipline Lead for Population Health
    Research - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health at Flinders University

Professional Experiences

  • 2019-2022

    Team Leader/Senior Research Scientist
    AeHRC - CSIRO

  • 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

  • 2016-2021

    Board Director, Winnam Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corportation

  • 2019-Current

    Ethics Committee, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

  • 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