Donisha has a background in health policy, planning and management with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. She has over 20 years’ experience in health and Indigenous affairs working in the Federal government, Queensland Health, Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Kidney Health Australia and as Advisor (Indigenous Health) to the former Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon MP. She is currently the Chief Operations Officer at The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH). She is Adjunct Associate Professor with Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research at Edith Cowan University.
She holds a number of Board appointments including; Council Member of the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Member of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of AHPRA, and is Chairperson of the Stars Foundation Limited.
Ms Donisha Duff is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. She has familial links with Moa and Badu Islands (Torres Strait) and is a Yadhaigana/ Wuthathi Aboriginal traditional owner (Cape York).