Peter Anderson

Peter is a Walpiri and Murinpatha First Nations man, currently based in Brisbane where he is Director of the Indigenous Research and Engagement Unit at Queensland University of Technology and National Indigenous Research Knowledges Network (NIRAKN).

‘My social change proposal is create social change frameworks through curriculum and pedagogical strengthening development informed by First Nations Australian sovereignty and the United Nations Declaration Rights of Indigenous People.’

Peter’s research theorises the understandings of the organisational value of academic freedom in Australian universities and also more broadly in the polar south. His research spans the areas of organisational leadership, Indigenous peoples' education, and teacher and academic professional development.

’We are in dire need to enhance the capacity of institutions to proactively respond to the professional development needs in areas such as initial teacher education, and medicine, nursing and allied health. Indigenous educational leadership in the academy, and other related education endeavors, will improve the health and well being of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.’