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Ren Perkins is a Quandamooka man with connections to the Wakka Wakka Nation. He has recently submitted his PhD at the University of Queensland. His research topic is Learning from the lived experiences of Indigenous teachers who have remained in the profession. Ren has worked in Indigenous education for over twenty years. His research interests include Indigenous education, Indigenous teachers, Indigenist research standpoint and the sociology of education.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland
  • 2024–present
    Lecturer, Griffith University


  • 2008 
    University of New England, Diploma in Business