Megan Davis appointed first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous at UNSW
Law Professor Megan Davis, a Cobble Cobble Aboriginal woman from the Barrungam nation in south-west Queensland, has been appointed as UNSW’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous. She will take up the role on June 1 after her obligations in leading the Referendum Council Aboriginal Constitutional Dialogues are fulfilled. In her new role, Prof Davis will have overall responsibility for ensuring that UNSW delivers on its agenda for Indigenous students. “In particular I’m excited about showcasing and developing UNSW research excellence across many important areas of Indigenous policy that impact communities on the ground and nurturing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars,” she said. Prof Davis is one of Australia’s most highly regarded lawyers specialising in public law and public international law. Her research work is targeted at law reform in the areas of constitutional law and violence against Aboriginal women.