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Mick Adams

Dr Michael (Mick) Adams
Senior Research Fellow Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Background

Dr Adams is a descendent of the Yadhiagana/Wuthathi people of Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, having traditional family ties with the Gurindji people of Central Western Northern Territory with extended family relationships with the peoples of the Torres Straits, Warlpiri (Yuendumu), and East Arnhem Land (Gurrumaru) communities.

His research portfolio encompasses male sexual and reproductive health, suicide, mental health, diabetes, family violence, cardiovascular disease, public health and building Indigenous research capacity. Dr Adams is recognised for his active involvement in addressing issues associated with the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males for over a decade and striving to ensure that male health issues are promoted and placed on the national and international agenda through advocacy, research, publication and health management.

Dr Adams recently received an Elders award from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council for his active participation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education. He has also has been recognised by his Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peers by being awarded their 2006 Deadlys Award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and by the Queensland University Technology by being awarded the 2010 Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumnus Award and the 2010 Faculty of Health Outstanding Alumnus Award.

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