Corey is a Kamilaroi man from Nowra, NSW, and a STEM champion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. He edits the DeadlyScience Australian Geographic series and has authored two books – the highly awarded The First Scientists, followed by This Book Thinks Ya Deadly. 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. He is Adjunct Associate Professor of the School of Science at Western Sydney University.