Researcher

Professor Martin Nakata

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Biography

Professor Martin Nakata is the Director of Nura Gili at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He also holds the title of Chair of Australian Indigenous Education. Prof N M Nakata (B.Ed.Hons.PhD) is the first Torres Strait Islander to receive a PhD in Australia. His mother is an Indigenous person from the Torres Strait Islands, and his dad was born in Kushimoto-cho, Japan. His current research work focuses on higher education curriculum...view more

Professor Martin Nakata is the Director of Nura Gili at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He also holds the title of Chair of Australian Indigenous Education. Prof N M Nakata (B.Ed.Hons.PhD) is the first Torres Strait Islander to receive a PhD in Australia. His mother is an Indigenous person from the Torres Strait Islands, and his dad was born in Kushimoto-cho, Japan. His current research work focuses on higher education curriculum areas, the academic preparation of Indigenous students, and Indigenous knowledge and library services. He has presented over twenty plenary and keynote addresses at national as well as international conferences in ten countries, and published various pieces on Indigenous Australians and education in various academic journals and books in Australia and abroad. His book, Disciplining the Savages-Savaging the Disciplines, was published in 2007 by Aboriginal Studies Press and will be available in Spanish in 2014.

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Location

Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit
Balnaves Place, Lower Ground Floor, Electrical Engineering Building
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA

Contact

02 9385 1571
02 9385 1650