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Sherry Saggers, PhD, is currently Professor and Project Leader of a research program on the social contexts of substance use at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology. An anthropologist, she was previously Foundation Professor of Applied Social Research and Director of the Centre for Social Research, Edith Cowan University. She is best known for her community-based research and publications over 25 years on Indigenous health and substance misuse, but she has also published on children, young people and families; models of care in allied health and community services; sexual health; and community development. She recently led a national research team conducting consultations with Indigenous communities in each state and territory on child care preferences and the development of a national Indigenous child care plan. This work has influenced her current interest in child and family-centred models of intervention for disadvantaged Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and young people.