Tracy Woodroffe


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Dr Tracy Woodroffe is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Faculty of Arts and Society specialising in Teacher Education and the significance of culture and inclusive practice. She is a Warumungu Luritja woman with extensive experience in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary classrooms. Tracy is interested in educational pedagogy, identity, perspective, and cultural responsiveness. Her work includes Indigenous methodology in examining the Australian education system through an Indigenous Women’s Standpoint. 

Professional memberships include AIATSIS, AILITEA, NATSIHEC and AARE.

Member of the TRB Quality Teaching Committee.

Recipient of four Academic Awards - the 2016 SAGE Publication Award, the 2019 Vice-Chancellor's Award for an Emerging Researcher, the 2022 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence - First Nations Teaching Excellence, and the 2023 Vice-Chancellor's Awards in Research and Innovation - First Nations Research and Innovation Award.

2024 NCSEHE First Nations Fellow.

HDR Supervision: *Not taking on any new students in 2024.

Tracy supervises Masters and PhD students in the areas of Indigenous approaches to education, decolonising knowledge, and Indigenous studies more broadly.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The importance of Indigenous knowledge in pre-service teacher education


Award Date: 18 Oct 2019

Master, Master of Education

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Bachelor, Bachelor of Education

Award Date: 1 Jan 1991


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