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Honorary Professor in Arts and Sciences UWA, The University of Western Australia

Sandy Toussaint is a professor of anthropology, author and curator. She has worked collaboratively with Australian indigenous groups in the Kimberley and elsewhere for more than three decades. Appointments include senior researcher on the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths led in WA by Pat Dodson. Inspired by cross-disciplinary research in the fields of culture, material art, the environment, and law, Sandy is a member of UNESCO's Memory of the World Register (Australasia and the Pacific), a Trustee of the AIATSIS-held Kaberry Kimberley Collection, and a member of the WA Law Society's Law Museum Committee. She has published widely, including in The Conversation, and as author and/or editor of five books. In 2013, after twenty years as lecturer in anthropology, she was appointed director of the UWA Berndt Museum, a position she held until the end of 2015. Exhibition curatorial work includes Ngurntakura Wangki: Amy's Story (2014) and 'Visual Story-Telling: Painting the Future' (2017). Sandy is also an Honorary Professor with UNDA (Nulungu Broome, and Fremantle) and was Nulungu Scholar in Residence (2017).


  • –present
    Adjunct Professor, UWA, UNDA


    PhD, MA, BA (hons), University of Western Australia

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Anthropological Society, Australian Inst of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies