Brett Shannon

  • Brett Shannon

    Occupational and Environmental Registrar

    Contact for:
    Board and governance
    Education and training


Brett is a descendant of the Ngugi people and has a keen interest in research, particularly related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

In early 2019, Brett commenced the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) training through the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental medicine (AFOEM). This training provided a unique opportunity to develop clinical, policy-making and public health management skills to work in an emerging field of great need in Australia. Of specific relevance is his interest in Indigenous health and the impact of excess morbidity and mortality, along with the disparities in social and economic indicators that contribute towards much lower workforce participation rates and productivity loss.  

Prior to this, Brett completed undergraduate degrees in Business and Applied Science and a Masters degree in Applied Epidemiology. For the past 13 years he has been involved in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled health sector in a number of roles, is currently the deputy chair of the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service, and has previously held a non-executive Director role on the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health board from 2013-2019. Brett graduated from the AICD Company Directors Course in 2018 and is committed to practising good governance. He has a passion for medical education and successfully created the first Indigenous peer tutoring program in medicine at University of Queensland during his medical degree.

LinkedIn: Brett Shannon

Professional Details

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 2015 (UQ)
  • Master of Applied Epidemiology, 2011 (ANU)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, 2009 (QUT)
  • Bachelor of Business, 2009 (QUT)
  • Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

Area of Expertise

  • Injury management
  • Occupational and environment medicine
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Community Controlled Health Services
  • Epidemiology
  • NFP governance
  • Medical education


  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)


  • Masters of Applied Epidemiology Main Thesis: Barriers and Enablers to Health Assessments in a consortium of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

To get in contact and engage any of the Fellows, please contact the Alumni Manager (Indigenous Leadership) at the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health on:


Phone:             03 9035 8185