Deputy Chair

Dr Summer May Finlay (CSCA, TAE, BSocSC MPHA, and PhD) is a Yorta Yorta woman who grew up on Awabakal country (West Lake Macquarie). Summer has extensive experience in social marketing, social media, communications and Aboriginal health research and policy. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow on a NHMRC funded project with University of Canberra and is a lecturer at the University of Wollongong.

She currently works as a freelancer for Croakey Health Media in a number of capacities, including as a contributing editor, and formally as a member of the #IHMayDay, #JustJustice and #JustClimate projects. Summer has also worked in a variety of capacities with a range of organisations across the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector, not-forprofit, university and for profit sectors. Summer occupies the position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Vice President for the Public Health Association of Australia and was previously the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Special Interest Group Co-Convener. She is also Co-Chair of the international Indigenous movement #IndigenousNCDs, CoVice Chair of the World Federation of Public Health Associations Indigenous Working Group and Board member of Thirrili.

Dr Summer May Finlay