Professor of Indigenous Policy
Professor Boni Robertson was appointed to the position of Professor of Indigenous Policy in November 2006 after working as the Director of GUMURRII. Professor Robertson is committed to enhancing Griffith's well-established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, community engagement and community partnership portfolios.
Professor Robertson has held senior appointments at The University of Queensland, was State Chair of the Ministerial Indigenous Education Advisory Committee and has co-authored and authored many state, national and international reports on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs.
Professor Robertson's main research interests include social policy, health, law and justice, and community development. Her work has a strong emphasis on identifying proactive, solution-oriented interventions that enhance life circumstances for Indigenous peoples.
In 2007 Professor Robertson was appointed to the Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council. She sits on a number of state and national committees, including the Australian Multicultural Council , the Murrii Court in the Queensland Magistracy, the World Indigenous Network Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC), and the National Network of Indigenous Women’s Legal Services.
Professor Robertson's many achievements have seen her recognised as a respected role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with a solid reputation within Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities for her tireless commitment to improving Australian race relations.
Griffith provides advice in key policy areas and has developed linkages with a number of national and international groups including:
- World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
- National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium
- Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland
- Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
- The Doomadgee and Palm Island Communities through Community Rejuvenation Projects
- Australian Multicultural Council
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Legal and Advocacy Service
- Queensland Magistracy through Murri Court.