Higher Education experience for First Nations students at CDU


Dr Tracy Woodroffe
Dr Tracy Woodroffe

Dr Tracy Woodroffe is a local Warumungu Luritja educator with extensive teaching experience and an Early Career Researcher with a growing track record. Dr Woodroffe is the lead researcher for this two-year project. Her research experience and focus is educational pedagogy, identity, Indigenous perspectives, and the use of Indigenous Knowledges in educational contexts. Dr Woodroffe has been both a team member and the lead CI on numerous successful research projects which can be seen on her CDU profile. Past research has included research with and within the NT Department of Education.

T: 08 8946 6624 E: Tracy.Woodroffe@cdu.edu.au

Kate Golebiowska
Dr Kate Golebiowska

Based on more than a decade’s worth of research and engagement with immigrant communities and individuals, Kate brings to the project a wealth of experience in qualitative research with disadvantaged groups. Until early 2020, Kate had served at the CDU Human Research Ethics Committee for 10+ years.

T: 08 8946 6891 E: Kate.Golebiowska@cdu.edu.au

Alicia Boyle
Alicia Boyle

She has worked in VET/TAFE and Higher Education, training, management, and research for over 35 years and at CDU since 1999. Mrs Boyle has program and project leadership experience and works extensively in applied research with key interests in education, technology for learning, and workforce development in northern Australia, particularly in regional and remote areas. Most recently she has completed the Barkly Region Workforce Plan, undertaken an evaluation of the Northern Territory’s Local Decision-Making Policy and developed a digital Recognition of Prior Learning platform for Remote Aboriginal Teacher Educators.      

T: 08 8946 7267 E: Alicia.Boyle@cdu.edu.au

Guzyal Hill
Dr Guzyal Hill

Dr Hill was born in Kazakhstan and has a strong understanding of cross-cultural implications in Higher Education. Prior to joining CDU, Guzyal worked as a solicitor and has experience interviewing vulnerable clients. She is a Senior Lecturer in Asia Pacific College of Business and Law, a founding coordinator of the First Nations Pre-Accounting Enabling Program. She coordinated First Nations Pre-Law Enabling Program for 2021 intake.

T: 08 8946 8841 E: GUZYAL.HILL@cdu.edu.au


CDU Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPP)

The projects are funded through the CDU Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) - Applied research stream.

Northern Institute HEPPP Advisory Group (NIHAG):

Collectively, these individuals have an immense wealth of research experience and an in-depth understanding of conducting research in the Indigenous space. All of the advisory group members are staff in Northern Institute – Contemporary Indigenous Knowledge and Governance team (CIFEA). Professor Ruth Wallace, Dean of the College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts (CIFEA) and Professor Reuben Bolt, DVC First Nations Leadership support the development and work of the NI HEPPP advisory group (NIHAG).

Researcher Michaela Spencer
Dr Michaela Spencer
Researcher Linda Ford
Associate Professor Linda Ford
Associate Professor Anne Lowell
Researcher Michael Christie
Professor Michael Christie
Dean/Director Ruth Wallace
Professor Ruth Wallace
Reuben Bolt
Professor Reuben Bolt
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