Professor Tristan Kennedy is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) at Monash University
Fisher Leadership was delighted to partner with Monash University in the search for the next Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous). This strategic leadership position works across portfolios and faculties, playing a significant role in driving the University’s achievement of its Impact 2030 goals to enhance the visibility and impact of the University’s Indigenous engagement, education, research and employment.
A Noongar Aboriginal man, and a member of the Kaurna community in South Australia and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council in Western Australia, Professor Tristan Kennedy was appointed to the role. An internationally-recognised researcher and educator, Tristan joined Monash in December from Macquarie University, where he was Associate Professor and Director of Research Training in the Department of Indigenous Studies. At Macquarie, Tristan achieved significant growth and innovation in the Department, with particular success in developing programs to support students and optimise student numbers, particularly in higher degree research. He was also seconded to the position of Director of Walanga Muru, Macquarie’s Indigenous support centre.
Tristan’s contemporary research interests are in areas including identities in online social spaces, Indigenous studies and education, and digital communication technologies.