Mr Alistair Harvey is of Saibai Island descent and has a Bachelor of Arts in Leisure Management and Bachelor of Education

He has over 25 years’ experience working in education, Indigenous sport, recreation and health fields and has lived and worked in central Australian Aboriginal communities, Torres Strait Island communities, Kimberley Aboriginal communities and South East Queensland communities. He has worked in State and Commonwealth government departments, community organisations, research institutes and universities. 

Mr Harvey is currently Chief Investigator for the ARC Discovery Indigenous research project ‘Saibai Island Language and Cultural Knowledge Project’ where he was awarded a ‘Discovery Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award’ (DAATSIA).

Competitive Grant Funding

  • ARC Discovery Indigenous 2017 Grant: Chief Investigator Saibai Island Language and Cultural Knowledge Project 2017-2019.
  • Lowitja Institute Research Project 2017 – James Cook University:  Chief Investigator Meriba Buay – Ngalpan Wakaythoemamay (We come together to think) September 2017 – December 2018.