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Professor, Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, Convenor: Indigenous Land & Justice Research Group, UNSW Sydney

Professor Heidi Norman is a leading researcher in the field of Australian Aboriginal political history at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

She has published widely on Aboriginal land justice, Aboriginal participation in Rugby League, studies of media representation, Aboriginal working life in cities and political history of Aboriginal affairs administration.

She was awarded the research excellence medal for collaboration (2015), National Teaching Excellence Award for her work in Indigenous studies (2016), awarded the inaugural Gough Whitlam Research Fellowship (2017-18) and in 2018 she was announced as a 'Top 5' ABC humanities researcher.

She is a descendant of the Gomeroi people, north western NSW.


  • –present
    Professor, UNSW


  • 2012 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History (210301)
  • Studies Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
  • Economic History (140203)
  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)