Indigenous Research

At Monash, we recognise that Australian Indigenous research is vitally important as a way of advancing knowledge that benefits communities in Australia and around the world.

Monash is committed to supporting Indigenous Researchers and Indigenous-led research to positively impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities while respecting Indigenous knowledge and ownership.

Meet our Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) Professor Tristan Kennedy

Professor Tristan Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous), shares his journey as a Noongar Aboriginal man, researcher, and educator in the higher education sector for more than 10 years focused on improving outcomes for Indigenous staff, students, and the wider community.

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The core functions of the Indigenous Research portfolio at Monash


  • Attracting, retaining and developing Indigenous researchers

  • Highlighting and showcasing Indigenous-led research

  • Leading Indigenous research strategic initiatives and operational changes

  • Operating with an ethical framework which responds to contemporary understandings of Indigenous knowledge production and ownership

  • Strengthening engagement and building relationships with Indigenous communities

Indigenous Institutes and Centres: