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Associate Professor Edward Wilkes

Associate Professor
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA, 6845
Tel: (08) 9266 1631
Fax: (08) 9266 1611


Associate Professor Edward Wilkes is a Nyoongar man from WA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science and the title of Professorial Fellow in Aboriginal Health at Curtin University in Perth. Associate Professor Wilkes has enjoyed a lifelong involvement in Aboriginal affairs, his early professional background being spent with the Western Australian Museum. Following that, he became Acting Inaugural Head of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University and then enjoyed 16 years as the Director of the Derbarl Yerrigan Aboriginal Health Service in Perth.

Associate Professor Wilkes is the Founding Chair of the Kulunga Research Network based at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. He also chairs the National Drug Strategy Reference Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Associate Professor Wilkes provides advice and expertise on a wide range of state, national, and international committees.



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Last updated: 3 February 2016
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