New Team in Research

We welcome the following Managers to the Research team:

Matthew Walsh
Executive Manager of Jumbunna Research
Matthew is recognised as a leader in the area of institutional change through his contribution to Indigenous policy while in the role of Indigenous Employment Manager with the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement).

Prof Chris Cunneen
Professor of Criminology
Professor Chris Cunneen PhD (Syd), MA (Syd), Dip Ed (UNSW), BA (UNSW) comes to UTS from his previous role as Professor of Criminology at UNSW Arts & Social Sciences and UNSW Law.

Professor Cunneen has a national and international reputation as a leading criminologist specialising in Indigenous people and the law, juvenile justice, restorative justice, justice reinvestment, policing, penology and prison issues, and human rights

Prof Nareen Young
Industry Professor Indigenous Workforce Diversity
Nareen Young is one of Australia’s leading and most respected workplace Diversity practitioners and thinkers and managed two Diversity peak bodies, with enormous success, for over 15 years.

Nareen comes to us after being employed as Executive Director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Indigenous Consulting working on the most innovative, exciting approaches to cultivating and nurturing what Indigenous Australians bring to our workplaces and businesses. She spent 8 months in 2014 as Strategic Adviser – Flexibility at Westpac, and utilises her knowledge as a reporting CEO for 15 years through governance.

Prof Lindon Coombes
Industry Professor Indigenous Policy
Lindon Coombes has worked in Aboriginal Affairs for over 18 years in a range of positions.

Prior to joining his previous role in PwC’s Indigenous Consulting (PIC) in January 2014, he was the CEO of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, a representative body that provides a national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Previous to these positions, he was CEO of Tranby Aboriginal College in Glebe; the oldest Indigenous education institution in Australia. He has also worked in a range of roles in the NSW Government. The last position held there was in the Senior Executive Service as Executive Director of Policy and Research at the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

The Cultural Resilience Team has also had an influx, the team of Prof. Bruce Pascoe, Pauline Clague and Jason De Santolo has two new members almost doubling their team.

Kirsten Thorpe
Kirsten joins as an academic and critical archivist.

Kirsten was the former Manager, Indigenous Services at the State Library of NSW where she led the delivery of services, collection and policy development relating to Indigenous documentary resources.Kirsten has facilitated the transformation of the State Library’s policies on working with Indigenous communities to record, collect and preserve cultural heritage through digital innovation.

Jonathan Jones
Jonathan is one of the most celebrated contemporary Indigenous artists working today.

His work has been exhibited in more than 60 major Australian and international art museums, galleries, festivals and biennales. Jonathan has won numerous large-scale public art commissions and both major public institutions and leading private collections have extensively collected his work.

This is an exciting new era and we look forward to seeing the impact of the team in the coming months.