Peter Waples-Crowe works at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), Melbourne as a Public Health Policy Officer. Peter is a Koori, a descendent of the Ngarigo people of the Snowy Mountains of NSW. Peter has been working at VACCHO for the past 31/2 years and in Indigenous health for over 15. He gained a lot of his interest and skills in research and public health while working on various projects for both mainstream and Aboriginal community controlled health organisations and in NSW and Victoria. He is a graduate of the NSW Public Health Officer Training program and has post graduate qualifications in Public Health, Health Promotion and Epidemiology.