Indigenous Research Opportunities

  • Developing a pathway and pipeline to 'Grow Our Own' Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars, academics and staff is a vital element of our Indigenous Strategy.

  • Give Back is a characteristic of both UNSW and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and the Indigenous Strategy makes giving back to Indigenous communities a primary value of UNSW.

  • UNSW's Indigenous Strategy commits to increasing the physical presence of Aboriginal culture on campus. It also aims to nurture a sense of understanding, awareness and respect for Country and the cultural footprint of UNSW's campuses.

  • The UNSW Kensington Campus is a veneer built on top of an ancient landscape of high sand dunes and swampy swales...

  • The UNSW Indigenous Strategy represents a powerful vision for the future of UNSW and our commitment to creating an environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, researchers and staff to thrive.

  • Meet our diverse team of student success officers, Indigenous scholars, education experts, and more.

  • Senior Research Associate, Office of the PVCI and the Indigenous Law Centre

    Emma Buxton-Namisnyk is the Senior Research Associate in the Office of the PVCI and the Indigenous Law Centre. Emma is a graduate from the University of Oxford and the UNSW Sydney, and is also a Clarendon scholar at Oxford University, where she is in the final stages of her Dphil research. Emma has previously held positions as a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney.

  • UNSW’s Indigenous Pre-programs offer a holistic pre-entry university experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Our programs are both an alternative entry pathway to UNSW and a degree-specific preparatory program.

  • Media and Communications

    Adam is a Barrungam man, with family ties to southwest Queensland and in Canberra. He is a writer and comms specialist with experience in Indigenous higher education and research.

    Prior to joining UNSW, Adam worked at the University of Wollongong as a Research Assistant and led communications strategy at the Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation. He is a former professional cyclist and grew up in Canberra (Ngunnawal country). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar).

  • Current Students Lead, Nura Gili

    Tanya is a proud Ngiyampaa/Wangaapuwan/Yorta Yorta woman from far western NSW. She has over 24 years’ work experience in higher education sector, in several positions in the student services area. The most recent was leading the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support Services team at the University of Sydney, where she was employed for 15 years.

  • Project Manager


    Zeita Davis is an Ait Koedal woman from Saibai Island. Zeita has specialised knowledge and expertise in Aboriginal Unit administration and Indigenous education. Zeita has worked at Nura Gili, Jumbunna, UTS and UWS.