Professor Ewen is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) at the University of Melbourne and Foundation Director of the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne
Indigenous health and health professional education are Prof Ewen’s passion and he is highly active in this area through research, teaching, and broader engagement. In 2005, he was awarded the School of Population Health Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Rio Tinto Award for Excellence and Innovation in Indigenous Higher Education.
Prof Ewen has provided academic and Indigenous leadership for the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) project, a bi-national project of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand. He has a clinical background in physiotherapy and holds postgraduate qualifications in international relations and education from the University of South Australia and the University of Melbourne.