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Dr Tracy Woodroffe is a Lecturer and Coordinator in the College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts specialising in Education, Teaching Indigenous Learners and Indigenous Knowledge in Education. She is a local Warumungu Luritja woman with extensive experience in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary classrooms. Tracy is interested in educational pedagogy, identity, perspective, and the use of Indigenous Knowledge in educational contexts. Her work includes Indigenous methodology in examining the Australian education system through an Indigenous Women’s Standpoint. 

Tracy welcomes inquiries from prospective Masters and PhD students for supervision in the areas of Indigenous approaches to education, decolonising knowledge, and Indigenous studies more broadly.

Professional memberships include AIATSIS, AILITEA, NATSIHEC and AARE.

Member of the NT ECEC Key Stakeholder Advisory Group, and a member of the TRB Quality Teaching Committee.

Recipient of three CDU Awards - the 2016 SAGE Publication Award, the 2019 Vice-Chancellor's Award for an Emerging Researcher, and the 2022 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence - First Nations Teaching Excellence. 

Publication impact: Tracy's article Albanese is promising ‘truth-telling’ in our Australian education system. Here’s what needs to happen in The Conversation is the most read of all Charles Darwin University staff and student articles. (2/11/2022)

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Award Date: 18 Oct 2019


Award Date: 1 Jan 2013


Award Date: 1 Jan 1991


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