Dr Leanne Holt
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy)
Dr Leanne Holt is a Worimi woman with further connections to Biripai country and over twenty years of higher education experience. Leanne is the current Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) at Macquarie University. She is President Elect, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC), a member of Universities Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate) Committee, a member of the Department of Education’s Equity, Research and Innovation Panel and a member of TEQSA Panel of Experts.
Leanne’s research interests relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education policy and governance, with her PhD tracing the development of Aboriginal education policy in Australia. Recently she has led the development of a report on implementing a ‘Whole of University approach’ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education as a part of a broader Accelerating Higher Education report for the Department of Education. Leanne was previously at the University of Newcastle as co-Director of the Wollotuka Institute where she led Wollotuka to be the first university in Australia to achieve international accreditation through the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC).
Participating in Social Sciences Stars 2019 Canberra ‘Is it time for democratic renewal?’ https://socialsciencesweek.com.au/event/social-sciences-stars-2019-canberra/