Personal details

Name
Professor Peter Anderson
Position(s)
Executive Director, Carumba Institute
Office of the Provost,
Carumba Institute
Phone
+61 7 3138 3643
Fax
+61 7 3138 3992
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Monash University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Biography

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.

This information has been contributed by Professor Peter Anderson.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2018
Details
Elected executive member - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium
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.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

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
SR120100005
Start year
2012
Keywords
Indigenous Knowledge; Research Capacity Building

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Indigenous Education in rural and remote areas in Chile: Exploring teacher and community experiences
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Simone White
  • Our Stories, Our Way: De-centring White Patriarchy in Australian National Identity through the Literary Arts
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson