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Indigenous Leadership & Regional Outreach

An Aboriginal lead portfolio

Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach is an Aboriginal lead Portfolio. We are uniquely dedicated to Indigenous capacity building, including Indigenous research and community engagement.

The PVCILRO provides leadership to the University in achieving its goal of becoming globally recognised for Indigenous leadership in education. More information about this goal can be found in CDU's Strategic Plan 2015-2025.

Indigenous Leadership Strategy

With an aspiration to be ‘Globally Recognised for Indigenous Leadership’, the ILS commits Charles Darwin University (CDU) to develop innovative programs informed by local and national agendas that are designed to:

  • improve Indigenous participation
  • create and maintain culturally-enriched and culturally-safe environments for Indigenous students
  • learn in partnership with Indigenous students, staff and community, and
  • increase CDU’s Indigenous staffing profile.
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Indigenous research resources

Informed and reflective research is crucial to ensuring equitable outcomes for researchers and participants.

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Meet the team

Contact us with any questions or queries relating to study, research, policy or advocacy.

Meet the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach (PVCILRO) Professor Reuben Bolt

Professor Reuben Bolt is a descendant of the Yuin/Wandandian and Ngarigo peoples and is the first person of Aboriginal heritage to graduate with a PhD at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney. 

Professor Reuben Bolt