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Professor Mick Adams

Professor Mick Adams - Former Chair of National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation; a Director of Fineline Consultancy.

 

Born in Cairns, Professor Mick Adams has traditional family ties with the Gringji people of Central Western Northern Territory and extended family relationship with the people of the Torres Straits, Warlpiri (Yuendumu), and East Arnhem Land (Gurrumaru) communities

Mick has worked in both the state and local health service sector, has been a representative on local, state and national boards, and has been nominated as a representative to advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues on national boards, national and international conferences.

Adjunct Professor Mick Adams is the Director of Fineline Consultancy Pty Ltd which undertakes research and community development projects. He is Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service Brisbane and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Leadership Group; a Board Member of Diabetes Australia Queensland; a Member of the National Heart Foundation (Queensland) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Committee; a Member of Andrology Australia (The Australian Centre of Excellence in Male Reproductive Health) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Reference Group; and a Member of the Minister’s Male Health Reference Group; Member of the NHMRC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advisory Committee (ATSIHAC) and it’s Research Committee. Dr Adams is also a Member International Network Indigenous Health Knowledge Development Committee (INIHKD) and the International Indigenous Centre Health Intelligence (IICHI). As is evident Adjunct Professor Mick Adams holds numerous key positions in health, including men’s health.

While completing his PhD in public health, his research examined the prevalence and correlates of sexual dysfunction among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males, which includes the area of sexual and reproductive health.