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 Henry Boer – Senior Project Coordinator (RAP) – Cairns
  • Sonja Anderson – Project Officer – Cairns
  • Sarah Arrowsmith – Project and Committee Officer – Cairns
  • Simone Heinrich – Project and Committee Officer – Brisbane
  • Dr Gary Fry – Manager and Academic Lead – First Nations studies – Townsville
  • Dr Melinda Mann – Senior Learning Designer / Lecturer – First Nations Cultural Competency – Rockhampton
  • Shane Motlap - Senior Learning Designer / Lecturer – First Nations Cultural Competency – Townsville
  • Tonnia Jones – Associate Learning Designer – First Nations Cultural Competency – Mackay

Research 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.


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

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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