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Centre Manager

BSc, GDipEd(Sec), MProfStudRes

Becki Cook is a Nunukul Aboriginal woman with over 14 years experience in the education sector. She is currently employed as the Centre Manager for QUT’s Centre for Data Science. Her interest in science and passion for improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has shaped her career path and research journey.

A former science & mathematics teacher, and student success coordinator, Becki has completed a Bachelor of Science in 2007 (Griffith University), Graduate Diploma in Education Secondary in 2012 (QUT) and Master of Education and Professional Studies Research in 2021 (Griffith University). Her thesis titled First Peoples Perspectives on Engagement at University: What keeps students coming back to Indigenous Education Units? explores from the student perspective, how university Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support Units enhance the student experience and improve outcomes beyond the traditional provision of support.

In addition to managing the daily operations of the QUT Centre for Data Science, Becki is utlising Indigenous Research Methodologies to explore data literacy, Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Indigenous Data Governance. She has also recently commenced a PhD to explore these topics further and elevate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and priorities in the field of data science.



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Leah Henderson, Dale RowlandKyly MillsJulie Ballangarry & Stephen Corporal (2023) Writing retreats as spaces to create Indigenous postgraduate research communities of practice, Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2023.2277793

Cook, B., Whatman, S., & Sammel, A. (2023). First Peoples’ perspectives on successful engagement at university: What keeps students coming back to Indigenous education units?. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education52(1).

Blair, N., Stonechild, B., Goulet, L., Cook, B., Rowland, D., Sammel, A., & Whatman, S. (2020). A dialogue around Indigenizing education and emerging themes. Indigenizing education: Discussions and case studies from Australia and Canada, 3-28.