Cultural Inclusion Series: Indigenous Knowledges

Monday 2 September 2019 at 12.30–1.30pm

Event details

Diversity and Inclusion at Deakin presents the inaugural Cultural Inclusion Series.

This seminar is part of a three-part series that provides a unique opportunity to hear from several of our leading academics as they share their knowledge and expertise across a range of topics in the field of cultural inclusion and teaching and learning processes.

Academics will learn about addressing stereotyping comments and behaviours in the classroom as well as topics to understand how to create an inclusive learning environment. Participants can choose to attend in person, watch the live stream online or see the recording after scheduled dates.


Indigenous Knowledges

Speaker: Dr James Charles 
Date: Monday 2 September 2019, 12.30–1.30pm
Location: Institute of Koorie Education, Waurn Ponds Campus, 75 Pigdons Rd, Waurn Ponds

Dr James Charles is a very proud Kaurna man for the Adelaide Plains, South Australia. James is currently an Associate Professor of the Master of Public Health at the Institute of Koorie Education, and an academic with the School of Medicine, Deakin University (and previously at the University of Newcastle and Charles Sturt University).

James was the first Aboriginal person to receive a Master of Podiatry, and the first Aboriginal Podiatrist to receive a PhD (Aboriginal foot health). James volunteers his time at many Aboriginal community controlled organisations, boards and committees around Australia and has provided clinical podiatry services to Aboriginal communities all over Australia, in urban, rural and remote places. James was President of Indigenous Allied Health Australia 2009–2010, and Chairperson of the Indigenous Allied Health Australia Network 2008. He was proud to be chosen as a representative on the national 'Close the Gap' committee in 2008–2009 and honoured to receive the National NAIDOC Scholar of the year award in 2017 for his teaching, research and work in the Aboriginal community. James received the prestigious Alumni Accolade Award from the University of South Australia in 2018. He recently received an outstanding Alumni Achiever Award from the University of Newcastle 2019. James has published many research papers on Aboriginal foot health in peer-reviewed journals.

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Learn more about other Cultural Inclusion Series seminars:

Culture and its Connection to Gendered Attitudes to Violence

Generating Inclusive Conversations in the Classroom

Key details

Date and time

Monday 2 September 2019


Institute of Koorie Education
Waurn Ponds Campus
75 Pigdons Rd
Waurn Ponds