Scientific Advisory Board – Expression of Interest

Working to improve cardiovascular and stroke outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared with non-Indigenous Australians. That is why across the ACvA’s strategic initiatives of Clinical Theme Initiative, Health Leadership Research Forum and capacity building, we have the core objective of improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.


The ACvA’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) was established in September 2023 to provide advice to the ACvA Board and support these programs and initiatives to achieve the overall vision of building a vibrant sustainable research ecosystem serving health and the economy.


At its initial meeting, SAC members agreed that encouraging membership to support the objective of improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health was imperative in fulfilling its objectives and aligning with the principles of its establishment.


Accordingly, we are seeking Expressions of Interest from a First Nation’s researcher working in cardiovascular disease or stroke and/or from researchers endorsed by community (ies), as being deeply engaged with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.


If you are interested in filling this role, please submit your applications based on the SAC Terms of Reference

Applications should include a two-page track record and a cover letter, including contact details of at least two referees


Applications close Friday 22 December 2023.


For further information, please contact Ms Kerry Doyle, Chief Executive Officer ACvA: kerry.doyle@