Dr Jan Hammill has agreed to become the rffada’s Indigenous Advisor. Dr Hammill also coordinates the Collaboration for Alcohol Related Developmental Disorders (CARDD), formerly the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Research Network, at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. An ethnographer, she weaves narratives of family history of health and wellbeing into a biological framework that better illustrates the epigenetic and developmental burden placed on families. Janet’s interests have evolved from nineteen years’ experience in population health research which includes a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Tropical Health. Jan’s ancestry is share between the Gomeroi people of the NSW Pilliga Scrub and the first convicts of the area.