Sandra Phillips is Associate Dean (Indigenous Education) at Western Sydney University in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts. Sandra also teaches and produces research on Indigenous writing and publishing. An Aboriginal woman from Queensland, Sandra is Wakka Wakka and Gooreng Gooreng and was raised on-Country. An industry-trained book editor, Sandra worked at Magabala Books, UQP, and Aboriginal Studies Press before earning a PhD in Literary Studies. Sandra has also held significant leadership roles across Australian arts and culture including past appointed member of the Library Board of Queensland governing the State Library of Queensland, past twice-elected chairperson of the First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN), and past deputy chair of the former Australia Council for Arts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board. Sandra is a Chief Investigator on Community Publishing in Regional Australia (ARC LP210300666) and on Reading climate: Indigenous literatures, subject English and Sustainability (ARC LP220200724). Sandra is also Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Queensland in the School of Communication and Arts. Photo: Mick Richards.