Dan Tyson

Senior Consultant

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Dr Dan Tyson has extensive experience working in Aboriginal communities.

He is descended from the Iningai Yirandali people of the Longreach-Winton region of Queensland. His qualifications include a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the Australian National University, Canberra.

Dan has held numerous senior appointments, including:

  • Chief Executive Office of the Australian Indigenous Advisory Group, Adelaide
  • Director of Community, Environment and Strategy for Marathon Resources Ltd
  • Deputy Director of the South Australia Centre for Trauma and Injury Recovery
  • Associate Director, KPMG, Health and Life Sciences consulting
  • Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow (Research and Evaluation) at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
  • Co-founder and Director of Yaran Business Services, a Supply Nation Certified Indigenous Supplier.

Dan has worked with AHA on a range of major consulting projects, most recently:

  • Evaluation of the Connected Beginnings program. Connected Beginnings aims to decrease the disparities in school readiness and educational outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children
  • Evaluation of the Aboriginal Health Workforce Development program.

Other examples of the wide range of consulting projects Dan has conducted across regional, rural and remote Australia include:

  • Development of a Strategic Plan 2015-2020, Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement of SA (Inc) – Adelaide-based, state-wide service
  • Development of a whole-of-government ‘Cultural Inclusion Framework’ (SA Office for the Commissioner of Public Employment) – Adelaide-based, state-wide public sector implementation
  • Marathon Resources Ltd – Adnyamathanha country at Arkaroola in the Northern Flinders Ranges of SA
  • Northwest Shelf Venture Consortium (NWSVC) – Roebourne, in Pilbara region of WA
  • Second Evaluation of the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program (AACAP) – Second stage AACAP program focused mainly on Dampier Peninsula (Kimberley Region of WA, and Tiwi Islands
  • Primary Health Care Access Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Riverland of SA – Riverland region of SA, centred on Berri
  • Review of Aboriginal Community Stores – Cape York Peninsula.  Locations include Coen, Lockhart River, Wudjil Wudjil (Bloomfield River), Aurukun, Palm Island, Kowanyama, Bamaga, Weipa, Pormpuraaw, Doomadgee, Mapoon
  • Review and evaluation of Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC) – Project encompassed Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) across Kimberley, located in Broome, Beagle Bay, Halls Creek, Warmun (Turkey Creek), Bidyadanga (La Grange), Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Kununurra (Ord Valley)
  • Review of Southern Aboriginal Corporation (SAC) – SAC is located at Albany, and the project covered large region of southern WA
  • Examination of four Indigenous corporations for the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) – Project located at Aboriginal Community Ltyentye Apurte (now Santa Teresa), 80km East of Alice Springs
  • Training and orientation sessions for agencies providing Commonwealth EACH Packages (Equivalent Aged Care at Home Packages) – Project located at various sites across Australia, including Adelaide, Hobart, Burnie, Devonport, Launceston, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Hunter Valley
  • Evaluation design of the Equity, Access and Responsiveness (ERA) project – Project located at several trial sites in the Mid North of SA, including Gawler (Southern Barossa Valley), Moonta (Yorke Peninsula), Angaston (Barossa Valley), Clare (Mid North), Port Pirie (Upper Spencer Gulf)
  • Various remote locations in Papua New Guinea – Sites include Gwelikum/Maprik area of inland East Sepik Province; Fly River area, Papua (Ok Tedi region), Goroka (Eastern Highlands), Mount Hagen (Western Highlands)
  • Primary Schools Mental Health Project – Sites include Roxby Downs (560km North of Adelaide), Burunga Aboriginal Community (80km East of Katherine), Adelaide, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Perth
  • Review of funding arrangements for the provision of municipal services in two Aboriginal communities in Victoria – Sites at Framlingham (Western Victoria), and Lake Tyers (East Gippsland)