About this Speaker
Sharlene is an Aboriginal woman, from the Guringai, Gadigal, Darug and Wiradjuri nations of NSW. She has a PhD in the Management at the University of Newcastle, a Bachelor of Business (Hons) from University of Newcastle and a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership from University of Melbourne. Sharlene is currently enrolled in a Master of Tertiary Education (Management) through the University of Melbourne.
Sharlene is the Acting President of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association (NATSIPA) and is the NATSIPA representative on the board of the Council of Australian Postgraduates Association (CAPA).
She is also a fulltime academic in at the University of Queensland where she is a lecturer in employment relations. Sharlene is also the acting Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Committee of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).
As an Aboriginal activist, student leader and unionist, Sharlene is passionate about improving the standard of postgraduate education at Universities, for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students.