Tony Kiessler is a PhD scholar at the Centre for Health Equity and Governance in the RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University (ANU). His research is also associated with the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, which is a policy research collaboration jointly hosted by ANU and University of Sydney. Tony brings expertise in Aboriginal health, international health and public policy and focuses on research to inform practice. He has an interest in researching aspects of health as influenced by politics, participation and empowerment. Tony has worked in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands, as well as extensively across regional and remote Australia. Internationally, Tony has designed national and international health policies and programs, advised national governments how to improve the health system and worked with the UN to improve health outcomes for socially disadvantaged populations. In Australia, he has designed and implemented national programs to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, including policy engagement with rural and remote communities in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. He is interested in improving the quality of Australia’s engagement through the Australian Aid Program, as well as ‘closing the gap’ to address Indigenous health inequities by researching the role of inclusive policy as a social determinant of health.
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