Professor Yvonne Cadet-James
James Cook University
Professor Cadet-James has a background in health, as a registered nurse and midwife followed by a career as an academic. She is currently employed at James Cook University where she is responsible for providing leadership in education and research especially in matters which affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Her research expertise includes empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to identify their own issues and practical solutions to those issues. Her other research interests lie in social and emotional wellbeing and community based models to address alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use. She has been involved in national reform to improve approaches to research in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context particularly focused on strengthening the capacity of researchers and communities to ensure that research addresses priorities and meets ethical standards. She provides representation on international, national and local boards, committees and working groups.