Ward, James

Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Queensland
Australia

Professor James Ward is a Pitjantjatjara and Nukunu man, an infectious diseases epidemiologist and a national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research. He is currently the Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at The University of Queensland. James has over 25 years in Aboriginal public health policy for both government and non-government organisations, in urban, regional, and remote communities. He has built a national program of research in the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Contributions

  • Feature
    Introduction Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and its fluctuating waves of infections and the emergence of new variants, Indigenous populations in Australia and worldwide have remained at high risk. Indigenous populations are all too familiar with the deadly consequences of introduced disease. Outbreaks such as the H1N1 influenza epidemic in 2009...Read more