Kristy Crooks

Kristy Crooks is an Aboriginal woman of the Euahlayi nation and has a spiritual connection to the Wiradjuri people. She is an Aboriginal Program Manager, with the Health Protection Unit for Hunter New England Population Health. Kristy is a member of the APPRISE Executive and co-Chair of the FIrst Nations Pandemic Research PreparednesS NeTwork (FIRST) Governance Group.

Kristy is currently completing her PhD. Her research focuses on developing a process of how to privilege Aboriginal voices in infectious disease emergency planning and response. Kristy’s formal qualifications, lived experience and working career has provided her with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the health and health related issues that Aboriginal people face.

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