About the Centre

The Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, established in 2015, sits within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. The Centre’s aim is to support Indigenous leaders and provide advice across the board on Indigenous development.

Following a grant by philanthropists Mr Greg Poche AO and Ms Kay Van Norton Poche AO, funding for the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health was announced in late 2014. Launched in November that year, the Centre is located at the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Poche Indigenous Health Network, which consists of five centres at five universities across Australia.

Our Board

Members of the Strategic Advisory Committee

  • Professor Glenn Bowes

    Glenn Bowes

    Chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee, Associate Dean (Advancement) Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    University of Melbourne

  • Professor Papaarangi Reid

    Papaarangi Reid

    Tumuaki and Head of Department of Maori Health at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    University of Aukland

  • Professor Fiona Stanley AC

    Fiona Stanley

    Founding Director and Patron, Telethon Kids Institute

  • Britt Walker

    Britt Walker

    Britt Walker has had a lengthy career in the public sector where she has worked with diverse stakeholder groups domestically and internationally to support and implement government programs. She is committed to human rights and social justice and is an advocate for philanthropic partnerships that bring tangible benefits.

Global associate centres
Our Associate Centres around the world.

Associate Centres

The Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health is associated with a network of international centres, Departments and Institutes involved in Indigenous health research and student capacity development.

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