Indigenous Partnerships Coordinator
Carl Grant is a Wiradjuri man with more than 20 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities across Australia, often facilitating two-way knowledge between Indigenous people and non-Indigenous agencies. He has expertise in breaking down complex information and concepts to be more accessible for effective information exchange. He has an extensive track record facilitating cross-cultural relationships and communication in diverse sectors including small business, health, legal, and now marine science in his current role as Indigenous Partnerships Coordinator at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). His experiences in working with Indigenous communities throughout Australia, and particularly Northern Queensland, have given him an appreciation of the issues Traditional Owners/Community face on a day-to-day basis to be recognised. Carl will assist RRAP researchers to implement their Traditional Owner engagement plan and develop new relationships with Traditional Owners, based on mutual understanding, trust and respect. He will also facilitate the incorporation of Traditional Owner concerns, values and perspectives into the emerging decision support framework.