MR Alister Thorpe

MR Alister Thorpe


  • Aboriginal Health (community engagement, community development, identity, self determination, racism, decolonisation, community control)



  • Alister is an Aboriginal man from the Gunai (East Gippsland) Yorta Yorta (Goulbourn Valley), and Gunditjmara (Western Districts) clans in south-eastern Australia with many family and connections throughout Victoria. Alister is the Community Partnerships Academic Specialist at Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit based at the University of Melbourne and he has been involved in a number of Aboriginal research projects including the Taking Care of Business project, the development of a Victorian Aboriginal Child Health Development and Wellbeing Survey and the Injecting Drug Use Project at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service. As an Aboriginal researcher Alister hopes to use the skills and knowledge he has gained to develop research projects that focus on positive outcomes that improve Aboriginal health and wellbeing, in particular the health of young people.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • MPH, Deakin University 2013