Welcoming our inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Engagement and Research

01 Mar 2024
Associate Professor Brett Biles

Brett Biles joins the Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Indigenous from UNSW Medicine & Health.

Associate Professor Brett Biles joined the DVC Indigenous Division as the inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Engagement and Research on 26 February. He is a Murrawarri man originally from Brewarrina, and has been living on Wiradjuri country for the last 20 years. He has contributed to Indigenous health and wellbeing for the last 15 years.

“We are very excited about the appointment of our inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Engagement and Research, Brett Biles. He brings a wealth of experience in research in Aboriginal health and wellbeing, and from his leadership roles at UNSW Medicine & Health. We warmly welcome him to the DVC Indigenous Division,” says Deputy Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Professor Leanne Holt.

A/Prof. Biles says he is looking forward to working with and learning from Prof. Holt.

“One of my first priorities will be the development and ongoing implementation of the Indigenous Research Plan. I also look forward to increasing our engagement with UNSW Indigenous staff and communities,” he says.

A/Prof. Biles’ research focuses on Aboriginal health and wellbeing and he is a Chief Investigator on multiple Australian Research Council (ARC) and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Aboriginal health and wellbeing related research projects.

Prior to the PVCI role, he was the inaugural Associate Dean Indigenous at UNSW Medicine & Health and a Senior Scientia Lecturer. He was also the inaugural Director of Indigenous Health Education in the faculty.