University of Southern Queensland Pro Vice-Chancellor (First Nations Education and Research) Professor Tony Dreise will play a key role in a newly announced Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Futures aims to transform and improve the life chances of Indigenous Australians by utilising Indigenous knowledges in unique trans-disciplinary cross-sector designed research.
Its goal will be to enhance understanding of the complex nature of Indigenous intergenerational inequity.
As a Co-Chief Investigator, Professor Dreise will oversee the development and mentoring of Indigenous PhD scholars, providing both an accessible role model while also ensuring that the institutional environment for this project is culturally safe and responsive.
Professor Dreise, with his long history in the Indigenous education policy space, will share his extensive experience and knowledge in public policy, relationships with the Indigenous community and leadership in Indigenous research, to help this important project.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Futures includes partners from the University of the Sunshine Coast; The University of Western Australia; University of Technology Sydney; The University of Melbourne; Griffith University; Charles Darwin University; The Australian National University; Auckland University of Technology; Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi; The University of Auckland, NZ; University of Alberta, Canada; The Lowitja Institute; AIME Mentoring; Australian Institute of Health And Welfare; Cyp Properties Pty Ltd; Commonwealth Department of Health; The Dhadjowa Foundation Ltd; Australian Human Rights Commission; Institute for Urban Indigenous Health Ltd; National Indigenous Australians Agency; South East Australian Aboriginal Justice Services Limited; Stronger Smarter Institute Limited; Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited; The Trustee for Port Curtis Coral Coast Aboriginal Peoples Charitable Trust; National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation; SNAICC - National Voice For Our Children (Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Corporation).
Learn more about the ARC Centres of Excellences program.