Adrian Carson

South East QLD Director

CEO, Institute for Urban and Indigenous Health (IUIH)

Adrian has more than 20 years’ experience working in the Indigenous health sector. As the current CEO of the Institute for Urban and Indigenous Health, Adrian plays a leading role in promoting partnerships and integration with other mainstream health Services, and identifying strategic responses to the significant and geographic dispersion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the South East Queensland Region. In the past, Adrian has played a key role in leading and managing change in Indigenous health including the implementation of the COAG Close the Gap and Health and Hospitals reform agenda.

Recently Adrian led the development of the innovative and sustainable business model in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled comprehensive primary health care with Institute for Urban and Indigenous Health.

He has led the program development and expansion of Deadly Choices initiative across multiple sites and the innovative and sustainable business model in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled comprehensive primary health care.

He has worked as CEO of Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, the peak body for unity controlled health services in Queensland, and consulted with State and Commonwealth Health departments.

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