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Prof Braden Hill

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Edith Cowan University (Students, Equity and Indigenous), WA

Professor Braden Hill is a Nyungar (Wardandi) man from the south-west of Western Australia and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Equity and Indigenous) at Edith Cowan University. Professor Hill previously held the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research. He has significant experience in Aboriginal education, as well as leading a range of equity initiatives including SAGE Athena SWAN, Respect Now Always, Reconciliation Action Plan and Disabilities and Access Inclusion Plan within the tertiary sector.

His current portfolio responsibilities include Student Life, leading ECU’s commitment to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advancement, Equity and Diversity initiatives and working across the University to provide an environment that welcomes, and facilitates the success of, students and staff from a range of diverse backgrounds.

His research interests include Indigenous education, identity politics, queer identities in education and transformative learning. He is chief investigator on a project exploring the lived experiences of Indigenous LGBTIQA+ people to better inform community health organisations in their working with queer-identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Prior to ECU, Professor Hill was the Director of Aboriginal Education, Equity and Inclusion at Murdoch University, responsible for leading the University’s Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Health Service and Equity, and Social Inclusion Office.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.