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Kim is a descendant of Thanakwithi, Waanyi and Wik peoples of North Queensland and English ancestry. Her professional history has been dedicated to Indigenous affairs across Northern Australia for over 25 years, primarily in the public service and University sectors. These roles span grass-roots engagement and applied social research through to management, strategy and evaluations. Since first commencing with CDU in 2009 Kim has also co-authored several publications focussing on Indigenous student success and cultural competency in the Australian Higher Education sector.

Kim is currently completing a PhD which is critically exploring the challenges and accomplishments of senior Aboriginal women from Mapoon Mission in Far North Queensland where she is proud to have maternal family ties. Other research interests include: the nexus of Aboriginal/Western ideologies for leadership and social change. 


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