Dr Misty Jenkins

Dr Jenkins is a woman of Gunditjama descent and an advocate for gender equity, Aboriginal Health and education.


Misty is a woman of Gunditjmara descent who is known for her scientific research into lymphocytes, which can protect against cancer. She is currently a laboratory head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, where she is researching brain cancer and immunotherapy.

Misty was the first Indigenous Australian to attend the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge as a postdoctoral research fellow.

She is recognised for her advocacy for gender equity, Aboriginal Health and Education. She was proudly born and raised in Ballarat in Victoria.