Acting President – Dr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

Sharlene is an Aboriginal woman, from the Guringai, Gadigal, Wiradjuri and Darug nations of NSW.  She has a PhD in the Management at the University of Newcastle, a Bachelor of Business (Hons) from University of Newcastle and a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership from University of Melbourne. Sharlene is currently enrolled in a Master of Tertiary Education (Management) through the University of Melbourne.

Sharlene is the Acting President of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association (NATSIPA) and is the NATSIPA representative on the board of the Council of Australian Postgraduates Association (CAPA).

She is also a fulltime academic in at the University of Queensland where she is a lecturer in employment relations.  Sharlene is also the acting Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Committee of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and a National Councillor.

As an Aboriginal activist, student leader and unionist, Sharlene is passionate about improving the standard of postgraduate education at Universities, for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students.

Nationally the President represents Indigenous postgraduate students on:
– TEQSA Student Expert Advisory Group
– Student Voices Australia Advisory Group

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Queer OfficerRobyn Oxley

I am an Aboriginal woman from Tharawal of NSW and Yorta Yorta of Victoria peoples. I completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University. I am currently enrolled in a Masters by Research in the Faculty of Arts – Criminology.

I am a Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University and the Monash Graduate Association President for 2019/2020. I am active in the Monash community and sit on various committees across all campuses. I am an advisor on the Jumbunna/Pride in Diversity group and I identify as a Lesbian.

I am active in the Aboriginal community through a few programs including the Independent Visitor Program (IVP) through the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP). I am a visitor to both Youth Justice Centres where I connect and engage with the Koori children and young people to ensure their human rights are being met.

My knowledge lies within self determination of the criminal justice system and where my research sits to reduce recidivism and reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. I am determined to improve Aboriginal peoples lives within the criminal justice system through collaboration, research and sharing knowledge

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