A proud Ngugi and Quandamooka man from South-East Queensland, Dr Brett Shannon is an Advanced Registrar in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, receiving his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland School of Medicine.
Brett also holds a Bachelor of Business and Applied Science from the Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Applied Epidemiology from the Australian National University.
As a recipient of an American Australian Association Scholarship (AAA), a John Monash Scholarship and a Roberta Sykes Scholarship, Dr Brett Shannon will undertake a PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago.
Brett is an experienced Director and is the immediate past Chair of the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health service where he was a director for 9 years. Brett is the first known Aboriginal trainee in Occupational and Environmental medicine and has specific interest in Indigenous health and the impact of excess morbidity and mortality, along with the disparities in social and economic indicators that contribute towards much lower workforce participation rates and productivity loss.