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Professor Tom Calma AO is the Chancellor of the University of Canberra, and an Elder from the Kungarakan and Iwaidja tribal groups from the south-west Darwin region and the Coburg Peninsula in Northern Territory, Australia. Tom is the inaugural National Coordinator, Tackling Indigenous Smoking and is a member of Cancer Australia’s Leadership Group on Indigenous Cancer Control. He has championed the rights, responsibilities, health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for over 40 years. As the Social Justice Commissioner, Tom’s 2005 Social Justice Report focused on Indigenous health equality and was the catalyst for the Close the Gap campaign to close inequality gaps between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

Forthcoming events

Social evolution and social engineering in bacterial infection

Monday, 26 February 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

What can genotyping studies tell us about on-farm transmission routes of Campylobacter?

Monday, 04 March 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

Oxford Festival of Global Health - Lovesick

Thursday, 07 March 2024, 4pm to 8pm @ The Curzon Cinema, The Westgate, Oxford

Title TBC

Monday, 15 April 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms