National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Associate Professor Ted Wilkes is a Nyungar man from Western Australia. He is Associate Professor of Aboriginal Research Programs at the National Drug Research Institute Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. Previously Professor Wilkes worked as as the CEO of the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (DYHS), and as Associate Professor, Centre for Developmental Health, at the Telethon Institute of Child Health (TICHR). Professor Wilkes has dedicated his life to fighting for better quality of life for Indigenous Australians and joined the Aboriginal team at NDRI to enhance the use of Aboriginal Research and information. Professor Wilkes has engaged at many forums and committees at the State, National, and international level, and is involved in many research initiatives dealing with alcohol and drugs in Indigenous Australia.

Professor Wilkes is a Prime Ministerial appointment to the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD), and the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (DYHS) in Perth.