Dr Sadie Heckenberg

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellow, Moondani Toombadool Centre, Swinburne University

Dr Sadie Heckenberg is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellow within the Moondani Toombadool Centre, Swinburne University.

A Wiradjuri scholar, Sadie was awarded her PhD in 2018, entitled Nothing About Us Without Us: Protecting Indigenous knowledges through oral histories and culturally safe research practices. Her research focuses on Indigenous methodologies, cultural safety, protecting Indigenous spoken knowledge and ethical research frameworks.

In 2014-2015 Sadie was a Fulbright Scholar based in the KamakakÅ«okalani Centre for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai’i Mānoa. She has been a Columbia University Oral History Institute Summer Fellow (2017), a National Library of Australia Norman McCann Summer Scholar (2017) and has held a Confucius China Studies Program Young Leaders Fellowship (2016).

Sadie is passionate about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and has worked at Monash University, Federation University, University of South Australia and, most recently, as Coordinator of the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program at the University of Southern Queensland.

She is the Vice-President (Corporate, Student and Community Engagement) of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium and holds a ministerial appointment on the Higher Education Standards Panel.

Sadie was an inaugural member of TEQSA's Student Expert Advisory Group (2018) and was the 2016-2018 President of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association.

Sadie Heckenberg will moderate Indigenous Voice: Engaging our community in the co-design process (Webinar Two).

Back to the Top