Dr Sean Taylor

Current position:
  • Deputy Director Indigenous Leadership and Engagement, Menzies School of Health Research 
  • Executive Director Aboriginal Health, Top End Health Service

Dr Sean Taylor is descendent of the Dauareb Tribe, one of the eight tribes of Mer Island in the Eastern Torres Strait region.

Sean has over twenty years of clinical experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health working at different levels across Australia in range of academic and research interest, as well as clinical practice. He started his career as an Indigenous Health Worker in his home community of Mer (Murray) Island in the mid-1990’s and then became a registered nurse.

Sean has completed a Graduate Certificate in Health: Diabetes Management & Education, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) and a Doctor of Public Health (Research) focusing on Diabetes Care and Management in remote communities. The overall aim of his doctorate was to provide epidemiological evidence to support the development of community-level interventions to address some of the most important risk factors associated with the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the remote regions with Type 2 diabetes.

Sean is currently a member of National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Committee Indigenous Caucus and Department of Health, National Aboriginal Health Plan Implementation Working Group. Sean is the current Chair of Top End Health Service Partnering with Consumers Committee, Communicating for Safety Committee, Aboriginal Health Committee, Aboriginal Health Partnership Sub-Committee and Aboriginal Health Practitioners Committee.

Previously, Sean held positions at Aboriginal Health Council of Australia, the Centre for Kidney Research - University of Sydney, Sansom Institute for Health Research – University of South Australia, Centre for Research Excellence in Chronic Disease Prevention in Rural and Remote Communities – University of South Australia. Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention –Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University and Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service.

Dr Sean Taylor
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