HDR Advisors

Higher Degree by Research Advisors

Meet our highly qualified Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Advisors who are here to guide you through your masters or PhD course.

Our advisors have expertise in a wide range of fields, including the cultural interface, communities of practice, knowledge translation, co-design models, Indigenous peoples' uses of information technologies, Indigenous education, Indigenous students, Indigenous curriculum, higher education, storying methods, feminist theories, and others.

See a full list of our advisors below.

Dr Ailie McDowall

Course Coordinator, MPhil (Indigenous)


Phone: (07) 4781 5873

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A/Prof Felecia Watkin

HDR Advisor, Cairns


Phone: (07) 4232 1044

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Dr Vincent Backhaus

HDR Advisor, Cairns



(07) 4232 1393

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Dr Dianna Hardy

HDR Advisor, Townsville



(07) 4781 6240

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Professor Martin Nakata

Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Education and Strategy


Phone: (07) 4781 5212

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