Trailblazing Indigenous STEM champion, Founder and CEO of DeadlyScience.

Corey is a Kamilaroi man from Nowra, NSW, and a STEM champion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As a young person, he developed a love of STEM subjects but found little encouragement for Aboriginal people to pursue careers in STEM. In 2018, Corey founded DeadlyScience, a not-for-profit organisation that provides STEM resources to remote schools in Australia and connects young Indigenous people with STEM professionals.

In 2020, Corey was named the NSW Young Australian of the Year and a Human Rights Hero by the Australian Human Rights Commission. In 2021, he received an Australian Museum Eureka Prize and in 2022 a medal of the Order of Australia for service to Indigenous STEM education. This year Corey has been appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor of the School of Science at Western Sydney University.

Corey edits the DeadlyScience Australian Geographic series and has authored two books: the highly awarded The First Scientists, followed by This Book Thinks Ya Deadly. Corey takes pride in championing First Nations STEM knowledge and building the future generations of the First Scientists.