Informit and OA Indigenous-Led Research Initiatives
Head of Product, Informit
Laki Sideris is the Head of Product at Informit, a business of RMIT University which is centred around providing library access to the vast richness of Australia’s publishing and research outputs. With a particular interest in amplifying Indigenous led-research, Laki has initiated projects such as the Indigenous Scholars You Should Know video series and is currently focusing on OA publishing solutions.
Professor Andrew Gunston
Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Reconcilliation, Federation University
Professor Andrew Gunstone is the inaugural Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Reconciliation at Federation University. Andrew has institution-wide responsibility for all reconciliation matters and the university’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Andrew is an international expert in academic and industry engagements and understandings of reconciliation. He has written over 130 publications, obtained 14 nationally competitive research grants, and regularly provides advice to industry, community, and governments. Andrew is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at Reconciliation Victoria, and is the Foundation Editor of the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues. Andrew previously held senior leadership roles at Swinburne University, University of South Australia, and Monash University.
Professor Peter Anderson
Director Indigenous Research Unit, Griffith University
Professor Peter Anderson is from the Walpiri and Murinpatha peoples of the Northern Territory and is Professor and Director Indigenous Research Unit at Griffith University. Professor Anderson’s research spans the area of Australian Indigenous education, educational systems, curriculum and pedagogical interventions and the intersecting relationships with indigenous peoples both globally and domestically. A member of the ARC College of Experts, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Science and member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and a Lifelong Fellow of the Atlantic Institute at Oxford University. He also holds research advisory positions for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, the Diversity Council of Australia and the Australian Education Research Association