Professor Peter Anderson

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Executive Director, Carumba Institute

Doctor of Philosophy (Monash University)

Professor Peter J. Anderson is from the Walpiri and Murinpatha First Nations in the Northern Territory. His research theorizes the understandings of the organisational value of academic freedom in Australian universities and also more broadly in the polar south. He researches in the areas of
  • organisational leadership
  • Indigenous peoples’ education
  • teacher and academic professional development
Previously the Director of the Indigenous Research & Engagement Unit (IREU) at QUT, Professor Anderson now leads the Carumba Institute as the Executive Director as of 2020. He is also the Director of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN). Under his leadership, the Carumba Institute aims to transform both Indigenous research and Indigenous education. Central to his role are training and employment-enhancing initiatives and fostering engagement and partnerships that matter to Indigenous people and communities through the Institute. In 2020, in partnership with QALT, he successfully achieved a global first accreditation for the Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) (Indigenous), which is a flagship education program for the Carumba Institute. This innovative professional development program is the first of its kind reflecting QUT’s leadership of the higher education sector’s ambitions to lift Indigenous participation, celebrate Indigenous excellence and recognise Indigenous contribution.

Additional information

Type
Fellowship of a Learned Academy or Membership of AIATSIS
Reference year
2020
Details
Member of AIATSIS as a Measure of esteem under the Excellence in Research Australia(ERA) Framewor. AIATSIS membership therefore has equivalent prestige to membership of Australia's Learned Academies
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2018
Details
Elected executive member - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2018
Details
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies- Research Advisory Committee
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Elected Editorial board member
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Editor
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2018
Details
Creating social change frameworks through curriculum and pedagogical strengthening development informed by First Nations Australian sovereignty and the United Nations Declaration Rights of Indigenous People.
Title
Engaging and partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and community to improve student outcomes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ID16-5428
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
00004443.0
Start year
2012
Keywords
Indigenous Knowledge; Research Capacity Building
  • Indigenous Education in Rural and Remote Areas in Chile: Exploring Teacher and Community Experiences
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Simone White
  • A pedagogical analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curricula in Optometry Programs
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Sharon Bentley, Dr Shelley Hopkins