Ms Sian Bennett is an Aboriginal woman living on Noongar Country, Perth/Boorloo, WA. She has worked as an educator for many years, principally in access programs in higher education and more generally in pre-service teacher education. She has extensive experience providing academic and pastoral support for undergraduate Aboriginal and Equity students. She has been responsible for writing, developing, implementing, and coordinating a campus wide enabling program in addition to school-based support units. She is working toward completing a PhD investigating the impact of social and emotional learning (SEL) enhanced curriculum in access programs. Other research interests include Aboriginal higher education, Scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), equity and diversity in higher education, innovative pedagogy, and identity politics.