Gregory Phillips is from the Waanyi and Jaru peoples, and comes from Cloncurry and Mount Isa. He is a medical anthropologist, has a PhD in psychology and a research master’s degree in medical science. He has 20 years work experience in health, healing, drugs and alcohol, youth empowerment, medical education and health workforce programs. He developed an accredited Indigenous health curriculum for all medical schools in Australia and New Zealand, founded the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Network, and wrote a national Indigenous health workforce strategy. He established the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Ltd, and is a widely recognised leader and adviser. He is currently Executive Director of ABSTARR Consulting, and an Associate Professor and Research Fellow at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.