Troy Combo is a Bundjalung man from Northern New South Wales on a joint appointment between the Burnet Institute and the University of Queensland (UQ). His duties will see him primarily based at the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.

The primary purpose of his role is to lead the coordination of the ‘Eliminate Hepatitis C (EC) Australia Aboriginal Health Plan’ on behalf of and in collaboration with the Burnet Institute, which will support accessible hepatitis C care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The aim of this role is to lead the development and implementation of a holistic, comprehensive and culturally appropriate approach to hepatitis C care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. This will include developing key activities within the Aboriginal Health Plan across the four key components of the EC Australia Partnership: health promotion, workforce development and health services delivery, implementation research and evaluation and surveillance.

Troy has worked in Aboriginal health since completing his Diploma of Aboriginal Health at Redfern Aboriginal Medical in 1994. He has a firm grounding in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector and is a strong advocate for Aboriginal people and their right to practice self-determination.

The early years of his career were spent working in the fields of Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses as a Sexual Health Educator, NSW State Aboriginal Sexual Health Policy Officer, Workforce Coordinator and as the National Aboriginal Policy Officer for Hepatitis Australia. In 2011, Troy was employed at the Queensland Aboriginal Islander Health Council as a workforce coordinator and in 2013 was seconded to the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) to roll out phase II of the National Telehealth Infrastructure Grants Program. From 2015-2020 he worked for Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation in Northern NSW as the Healthy for Life Site and Programs Manager. In this role, he was responsible for the management of a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals and managed the site's data and reporting compliances to both state and federal funding bodies.