Dr Shayne Bellingham is a proud Wotjobaluk man from the Wimmera region in Victoria. Shayne has a PhD in Genetics from The University of Melbourne and worked as a research scientist in fields of neurodegenerative disease, biomedical genomics and biomarker discovery before transitioning to a career in Indigenous health research project management. Shayne has a passion in genomics, Indigenous health and medicine and provides strategic advice on the Indigenous Reference Genome as a member the National Centre of Indigenous Genomics Governance board.