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Our team 

The School of Indigenous Studies Staff are a community of dedicated individuals committed to advancing the understanding and recognition of Indigenous culture, knowledge and ways of knowing.

Our staff members bring diverse perspectives, expertise and experiences that enable us to provide all students with an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Through our research, teaching and engagement, we strive to promote Indigenous empowerment, resilience and well-being.

Student success team

Naomi Wheat

Elaine Lopes
Associate Director, Teaching Development and Transition

Sam Millar
Senior Coordinator

Grant Burns
Senior Coordinator, Indigenous Postgraduate

Shaun Wright
HDR Development Coordinator


Nerry Nichols
Business Manager

Kayla Johns
Administrative Officer

Laila Walley
Administrative Officer

Samantha Brayne
Senior Officer

Sabrina Swift
Senior Administrative Officer


Mel Thomas

Carolyn Crook
Assistant Professor

Stephen Gilchrist
Senior Lecturer

Kevin Taylor

Jessyca Hutchens

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