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Senior Fellow (Indigenous Programs), The University of Melbourne

Amanda is a descendant of the Brinja clan of the Yuin Nation and grew up on Yaegl Country in northern rivers NSW. She is Senior Fellow (Indigenous Programs) at Melbourne Law School where she teaches and researches deaths in custody, unrecorded deaths, premature deaths and near misses.

Artwork credit: HJ Wedge (2001) 'Police'.


  • 2020–present
    Senior Fellow (Indigenous Programs), Melbourne Law School
  • 2018–present
    Scientia Fellow, UNSW
  • 2014–2018
    Chancellor's postdoctoral fellow, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, UTS
  • 2010–2011
    Adjunct lecturer, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney


  • 2014 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of Sydney, BA/LLB (Hons 1)