Quality Service, intersectionality and access to services

Sean will discuss effective servicing strategies that are also quality driven with Indigenous Australians in remote areas.  Sean will highlight how intersectionality can also impact on access to quality services.

He will highlight what happens when you miss out on a service a participant may need and how this can lead to poor outcomes.  Sean will highlight issues around the accessing services of services in a decentralised territory and remote area.  Finally, Sean will build on the theme around quality service, incorporating what a client may need and how to meet these needs, when constrained by Government guidelines. Overall – Sean will be answering the question of ‘how do we build better outcomes for people with disability’ and how this will have a bigger impact leading to successful employment.


Sean Taylor Executive Director Aboriginal Health, NT Health

Dr. Sean Taylor is descendent of the Dauareb Tribe, one of the eight tribes of Mer Island in the Eastern Torres Strait region.

Sean has over twenty five years of clinical experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health working at different levels across Australia in range of academic and research interest, as well as clinical practice. Sean currently holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science, Graduate Certificate in Health: Diabetes Management & Education, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) and a Doctor of Public Health.

Sean currently holds joint appointments as NT Health Executive Director Aboriginal Health and Diversity and Menzies School of Health Research Deputy Director Indigenous Leadership and Engagement based in Darwin and an Adjunct Associate Professor, Public Health and Tropical Medicine with James Cook University.

Sean is currently a member of National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Committee Indigenous Caucus and Consumer and Community Advisory Working Group, also a member of the National Partnering with Consumers Committee.  Sean is the current Chair of NT Health, Top End, Big River and East Arnhem Partnering with Consumers Committee, Communicating for Safety Committee, Aboriginal Health Committee, Aboriginal Health Partnership Committee, LGBTQIA+ Health Committee , Multicultural Committee and Chair of the Reconciliation Action Plan Committee with Menzies School of Health Research and NT Health, Top End, Big River and East Arnhem.  Sean is  also the chair Top End End Pride,  President Elect Rotary Darwin Sunrise and a co-investigator on multiple successful nationally competitive grants.