Abstarr Consulting
Abstarr Consulting

Leading change


Delivering excellence

We teach others how to respectfully apply Aboriginal values

Bringing clarity

We bring clarity and confidence for those who want to deliver better outcomes

Tired of the white noise?

Aboriginal leadership and values to help you cut through and deliver results

We lead change by harnessing 60,000 years of wisdom.
We teach others how to respectfully apply Aboriginal values.
We facilitate greater meaning, purpose and direction.

Gregory Phillips

Professor Gregory Phillips

Chief Executive Officer
ABSTARR Consulting

ABSTARR Consulting is led by Gregory Phillips. Gregory is from the Waanyi and Jaru Aboriginal Australian peoples, and comes from Cloncurry and Mount Isa.

He is a leading change maker, thought leader and medical anthropologist.

He has lived, worked and studied with Indigenous peoples globally for the last twenty-five years.

Gregory's unique gift is his ability to facilitate thought-provoking meetings and workshops where participants learn to respectfully apply Aboriginal values and knowledge in community, business and government settings.

Gregory is a respected public spokesperson on issues of cultural safety, race, whiteness and power, while also consulting in transformational learning and leadership.

He developed an accredited Indigenous health curriculum for all medical schools in Australia and New Zealand, founded the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, and co-wrote a national Indigenous health workforce strategy. He established the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Ltd in the wake of the federal apology to Indigenous Australians, has advised federal ministers on Indigenous health inequality, and was honoured in 2011 with an ADC Australian Leadership Forum Award.

Gregory has a PhD (‘Dancing With Power: Aboriginal Health, Cultural Safety and Medical Education’), a research master’s degree in medical science (‘Addictions and Healing in Aboriginal Country’; published as a book in 2003), and a bachelor degree in arts (Aboriginal Studies and Government majors).

Gregory is Chief Executive Officer of ABSTARR Consulting and is a Professor of First People’s Health in the School of Medicine at Griffith University (Adjunct). He serves on several boards and committees, including chairing the Cathy Freeman Foundation and AHPRA and the Australian Medical Council’s Indigenous health strategy groups.

Gregory Phillips’ credentials include:


Abstarr - jump up and travel with the light


We lead change by facilitating transformational growth in culturally safe environments.


We deliver excellence in strategic thought leadership, critical analysis and communications.


We bring clarity and confidence for those who want to deliver better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.