Ms Chrissy Grant

Ms Chrissy Grant is an Aboriginal Elder (Kuku Yalanji from the Jalunji-Warra clan) and Torres Strait Islander (Mualgal from Kubin on Moa Island). Ms Grant worked at the national level for more than 35 years with communities on cultural and natural resource management and particularly with heritage management, conservation and protection as a Consultant and previously as the Director of Indigenous Heritage in the Australian Government departments of the Australian Heritage Commission (AHC) and later the Department of Environment and Heritage. She has extensive networks across the country and internationally with her work with the Convention of Biological Diversity, the ICCA Consortium, the World Indigenous Network, and the IUCN World Parks Congress.

Chrissy chaired the AIATSIS Research Ethics Committee for 12 years ending in October 2016, and during that period oversaw the review and rewrite of the Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies.

Subsequently, she became Chair of the NHMRC Indigenous Research Ethics Guidelines Review Working Committee to review, update, and rewrite the NHMRC Values and Ethics and the Keeping Research on Track.