The University of Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which it operates. The University has campuses and facilities on the lands of the Kulin peoples, which includes the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung Wathaurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung peoples, as well as the Yorta Yorta nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present.
The University has a strong commitment to supporting Indigenous development in Australia and to helping address the disadvantages faced by Indigenous Australians in health, employment and education, and this is reinforced and supported through its Reconciliation Action Plan.
The University is actively seeking to increase the engagement with and impact of its research in Indigenous studies, enhanced by close working relationships with Indigenous communities, and to nurture, recruit and retain Indigenous researchers to build a stronger Indigenous research cohort both within and beyond the University. Expanding our understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting Indigenous peoples in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as embracing Indigenous knowledges, and exploring these issues in the broadest sense via multidisciplinary collaboration, we look to improve knowledge and understanding for the benefit of Indigenous communities and Australian society as a whole.
The University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Research Initiative site is designed to provide information on Indigenous research conducted at the University of Melbourne to prospective and current indigenous researchers, and to connect to a strong Indigenous research community. The University of Melbourne thus extends a warm welcome to all Indigenous peoples, researchers and others interested in Indigenous studies.
Professor Shaun Ewen, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous)
Professor Julie McLeod, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Capability)
- Professor Shaun Ewen, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous) and Foundation Director of the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
- Professor Julie McLeod, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Capability) and Professor in Curriculum, Equity and Social Change at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
- Professor Marcia Langton AM, Associate Provost, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor
- Professor Elizabeth McKinley ONZM, Professor of Indigenous Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
- Associate Professor Rachel Nordlinger, Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language
- Dr Michael-Shawn Fletcher, School of Geography
- Dr Sana Nakata, ARC Discovery Indigenous Researcher, Lecturer in Political Science, School of Social And Political Sciences
- Dr Nikki Moodie, Lecturer in Indigenous Studies, School of Social And Political Sciences
- Mr Warwick Padgham, Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
- Indigenous Graduate Students Association representative
- Tina Takagaki, Chancellery (Research & Enterprise).
Information on Indigenous research programs and opportunities at the University of Melbourne.
Research Development and Support
Information on research development, support, scholarships and grants, and seed fundingView
The University has several entry pathways and research programs or projects for Indigenous researchers interested in conducting research, and non-Indigenous students interested in conducting Indigenous researchView
This conference showcased research from across the University of Melbourne addressing the theme of place-based research and Indigenous research partnerships. Academic teams - alongside the Indigenous organisations and communities who partner with us - presented projects that focus on building relationships and delivering tangible outcomes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.News
30 September - 2 October 2019.If you are interested in a PhD or would like advice on research higher degrees at the University of Melbourne, we want to hear from you! Registration information is now available.News
For general enquiries about the Indigenous Research Initiative please contact our Academic Convenor, at email@example.com