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Lecturer Indigenous health, cultural studies and Indigenous Education Development Specialist, The University of Western Australia

Kevin Taylor is a Yamatji-Noongar man and head of Indigenous education development at the School of Indigenous Studies at The University of Western Australia. Kevin has an Indigenous health background lecturing within the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health in the medical faculty and has since transitioned to supporting the agenda of Indigenous education strategy and development, focusing on university wide Indigenous education initiatives.

Kevin was previously the Director of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology at UWA and is an associate investigator on an ARC funded project - Transforming Indigenous Health and Wellbeing. Previous research includes engaging Indigenous elderly in the community, contributing to the development of a quality of life tool. In addition Kevin has had success in developing new ways of learning delivering Indigenous content through animation via a public health grant.

Kevin has utilised his ability to navigate Indigenous and western perspectives in working with the Rio Tinto Communities and Social Performance team as Business Parter post Juukan Gorge, supporting the management of social and cultural risks.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Indigenous Education Development & Indigenous Health, University of Western Australia


  • 2022 
    Edinburgh Business School, Masters of Business Administration
  • 2013 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Science


  • 2020
    Good Spirit, Good Life: A Quality of Life Tool and Framework for Older Aboriginal Peoples, Gerontologist

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Public Health Indigenous Leadership in Education (PHILE) - Choose Your Own Adventure: The Learning is the Storey & The Oldest Living Culture in the Digital Medium: Recording Teaching
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Department of Health

Professional Memberships

  • UWA Academic Board
  • UWA Board of Studies Management and Commerce
  • Huber Social Ethical Review Board