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Professor of Indigenous Research, University of Newcastle

Prof. Dennis Foley is a Fulbright Scholar and a double Endeavour Fellow. His research and publications cross several disciplines; from Indigenous: literature, history, education, business management and leadership. His principal areas of research are however in Indigenous enterprise - entrepreneurship and the field of Indigenous pedagogies - epistemology. The diversity of his work is reflected in the three competitive postdoctoral fellowships that he was awarded and undertook at the Australian National University within the disciplines of anthropology, economics and law, all with an Indigenous entrepreneurship focus. Dennis also sits on several national and international research boards and has received a series of competitive research grants including four Australian Research Council grants. Dennis identifies as a Koori, his matrilineal connection is Gai-mariagal of the Guringah language group, and his father is a descendant of the Capertee/Turon River people, of the Wiradjuri.


  • –present
    Professor Indigenous Research, University of Newcastle


  • 2005 
    The University of Queensland, PhD