First Nations-led Governance

FIrst Nations Pandemic Research PreparednesS NeTwork (FIRST) draws together diverse First Nations research expertise through an interest in pandemic preparedness.

The Governance Group will include diverse First Nations researchers, plus members from APPRISE and representative organisations. The Governance Group will be chaired by Euahlayi woman, Kristy Crooks (Hunter New England Local Health District, NSW Health).

Members of the Governance Group will contribute to the foundation of a broader network. The proposed Governance structure is shown below, the detail of which will be decided in the future.

FIRST Proposed Governance Structure