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About Gillian Kennedy

Gillian Kennedy is a lecturer in Aboriginal Studies in the School of Arts & Sciences. She has also worked as a research consultant for Nulungu Research Institute on a number of projects. Being a kartiya (non-Indigenous) educator and researcher, Gillian is committed to the process of Reconciliation. One of the key goals of her Reconciliation journey is promoting the equal recognition of, and respect for, Indigenous ways of knowing.
Gillian’s professional background is in Education and Community Development. She has experience in teacher training, facilitation, community consultation and planning. She has lived and worked in East Timor and Bangladesh, but her home town is nowhere near as exotic (although equally as colourful): the western suburbs of Sydney. She has also lived in various places in the Kimberley since 2007 including communities on the edge of the Tanami and Great Sandy Deserts, where she worked as both a teacher and a project officer for the Kimberley Land Council and the Indigenous Protected Area Programme. She is now very fortunate to call Broome home.
Gillian is a board member of Backroom Press Inc., one of Australia’s smallest publishing houses. She is also a qualified facilitator of Living Smart, a community sustainability course.


Present Coordinator, Arts & Sciences Programs, The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Arts and Sciences, Broome


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  • Aboriginal Studies

Contact Information

Ms Gillian Kennedy
MIntl&CommunityDev (Deakin), B.Ed. (ACU)
Coordinator, Arts & Sciences Programs
Phone: 08 9192 0651