NAIDOC WEEK 7-14 JULY 2019
Scholar of the year 2018 Professor Michelle Trudgett

Professor Michelle Trudgett

2018
Scholar of the Year

Professor Michelle Trudgett, from the Wiradjuri Nation in NSW, has an international reputation as a leading scholar.

She is the founding Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges at the University of Technology in Sydney, and her research provides considerable insight into Indigenous participation in higher education, with a specific focus on the postgraduate sector.

With a long journey of learning behind her, including three degrees and a Doctor of Education, Michelle is passionate about developing strategies to assist tertiary students to receive culturally appropriate support throughout their academic journeys.

Michelle’s current work includes researching ways universities will engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by focusing on Indigenous leadership in higher education.