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Professor Andrew Gunstone

Professor of Indigenous Studies
Principal Coordinating Supervisor for Masters and Doctoral students

Professor Andrew Gunstone is the inaugural Professor of Indigenous Studies at Swinburne University. The focus of Andrew's role is working collaboratively across the university, Indigenous communities and the wider community to develop strategies and initiatives at Swinburne regarding Indigenous education, research and engagement, and Swinburne's Reconciliation Action Plan.

Andrew has researched and published widely in the disciplines of Indigenous studies, Indigenous history, Indigenous public policy and Indigenous education, particularly in the areas of reconciliation, Stolen Wages, reparative justice and higher education policies.

He has written over 130 publications, including eight books. Andrew has also obtained eleven nationally competitive research grants, including ARC and AIATSIS grants. Andrew currently has an ARC Linkage grant on the history and impact of Stolen Wages policies in Victoria.

Andrew is the Foundation Editor of the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues ( This journal publishes articles and commentaries in all areas of Australian Indigenous Studies. It is one of the leading international journals in Australian Indigenous Studies.

Prior to commencing at Swinburne in October 2015, he was Associate Head: Research, David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research, University of South Australia and Deputy Head, School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences, Monash University.

Andrew's research interests include Indigenous studies; Indigenous history; Reconciliation studies; Indigenous public policy; Indigenous education; Peace studies.




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