Chief Investigator

James Cook University

Professor Martin Nakata is Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Education & Strategy), Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre, James Cook University, Townsville. QLD. He has worked in the field of Indigenous education in Australia for over thirty-six years challenging the established ways of understanding the contemporary position and possibilities for Indigenous Australians. His areas of focus have included higher education curriculum areas, the academic preparation of Indigenous students, and Indigenous knowledge systems. He is an internationally recognized published scholar – both in terms of learning and teaching, and research. He has delivered invited keynote and plenary addresses at professional conferences in PNG, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Africa, Norway, Scotland, Greece, Iceland, Peru, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Thailand, Japan and across Australia.