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About Professor Sandra Wooltorton

Sandra is a Professor at the Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame Australia (Broome Campus, located in Yawuru Country). She has received national teaching awards and has published substantial interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research across fields such as sustainability education, research for social change, Aboriginal education, environmental philosophy and cultural geography. Sandra leads research which applies transitions theories and discourses to Western Australian community education contexts, and shares in collaborative research using Aboriginal language and cultural insights to question the integrity of mainstream Australia’s place-based relationships. Kimberley Transitions is one of her key research projects.

Community Engagement:
Sandra has participated in a wide range of community engagement activities over the years. She is currently an active member of: GreenTeach SouthWest, the Australian Association for Environmental Education and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. She is an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Environmental Education and is a member of Institute of Australian Geographers.


Present Director, Nulungu Research Institute, The University of Notre Dame Australia Nulungu Research Institute


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  • Over the years Sandra has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, in Australian city and remote schools, colleges and universities

Contact Information

Associate Professor Sandra Wooltorton
PhD, MEd, BEd, BA Honours (Cultural Geography), Dip Teaching
Director, Nulungu Research Institute
Phone: 91920614 or 0475 831 031

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