Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson is a Goenpul woman of the Quandamooka people (Moreton Bay). She is Distinguished Professor and Dean of Indigenous Research and Engagement at the Queensland University of Technology as well as Director of the Australian Research Council’s National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN). NIRAKN’s vision is to develop a critical mass of skilled, informed and qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, to address the urgent needs of our communities through culturally appropriate research.
She is a member of the Executive of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC), an advisory body to the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham and is currently a member of the working party established to implement the recommendations of the ACOLA Review into Australia’s Research Training System.
Professor Moreton-Robinson’s work has international standing and global reach. She was elected to the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s (NAISA) inaugural nomination’s committee as Chairperson in 2008 and to the NAISA board in 2012. She is the current President and founding member of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA).