Office of Indigenous Engagement people

Meet the Office of Indigenous Engagement (OIE) team of researchers and support staff. The team is a diverse group of professionals located across the CQUni footprint including campuses in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Brisbane, Melbourne.
Map of Australia showing CQUniversity campus locations with traditional names

OIE staff

  • Professor Adrian Miller – Deputy Vice President, Indigenous Engagement – Townsville
  • Emma Cerff – Executive Officer – Bundaberg
  • Kirsten Walpole Sinnamon – Executive Assistant – Townsville
  • Dr Gary Jones – Senior Policy and Project Coordinator – Cairns
  • Sarah Arrowsmith – Project and Committee Officer – Cairns
  • Dr Gary Fry – Manager and Academic Lead – First Nations studies – Townsville
  • Madeline Stewart – Project Officer (BHP) – Townsville
  • Dr Melinda Mann – Academic Lead, Jilbay RHD Academy – Rockhampton
  • Tonnia Jones – Associate Learning Designer – First Nations Cultural Competency – Mackay
  • Danessa Willie-White – First Nations Employment Officer – Rockhampton
  • Dimity Guymore Stjernqvist – Operations Officer – Rockhampton
  • Llewellyn Saltner – Associate Learning Designer – Cairns
  • Linda Born – Operations Coordinator – Mackay

Jawun Research Centre staff

OIE is home to these key research focus groups, Jawun Research Centre (formerly the Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research), the Jilbay First Nations RHD Academy, supporting First Nations PhD and Masters students and the BHP Research Program. Please visit the relevant page for links to research staff.

  • Professor Janya Mccalman – Co-Director Jawun Research Centre – Cairns
  • Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald – Professorial Research Fellow – Cairns
  • Greg Pratt – Principal Research Fellow – Brisbane
  • Dr Kylie Radel – Research Fellow (BHP) – Rockhampton
  • Dr Vicki Saunders – Senior Research Officer – Townsville
  • Julie-Anne Rogers – Senior Research Officer (Indigenous Cultural Capability) – Brisbane
  • Ruth Fagan – Research Officer – Brisbane
  • Corey Jones – Indigenous Health Research Projects Officer – Brisbane
  • Kushla Houkamau – Community based Research Assistant – Brisbane
  • Mimona Abdalla – Integrated Health Care Project Officer – Brisbane
  • Nicole Pascoe – Scientific Assistant – Brisbane
  • Caitlin King - Scientific Assistant – Brisbane
  • Bridget Mitchell – Research Support Officer – Cairns
  • Edwin Surijah – Research Officer Communication for Mental Health Project – Brisbane
  • Dr Henry BoerSenior Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cairns
  • Sandy Campbell – Principal Research Fellow Indigenous Health - Cairns
  • Katrina Rutherford – Research Worker – Cairns
  • Marijke Bassani – Community based Research Assistant – Cairns

Contacts

If you are a CURRENT OR FUTURE STUDENT enquiring about courses or enrolments please visit the First Nations Students page or contact the Indigenous Student Support team on 07 4930 9250.

Student enquiries hotline: 13 27 86

For non-study related enquiries, the Office of Indigenous Engagement can be contacted on:

Phone: 07 4930 6409
Email: OIE@cqu.edu.au

Mailing address

Office of Indigenous Engagement
CQUniversity Australia
PO BOX 83 
Townsville Qld 4810

For further information, search ‘Office of Indigenous Engagement’ in the CQUniversity Phonebook

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