Staff listing

Our institute is run by friendly, professional staff who have experience with teaching and learning in a culturally inclusive environment. Please don't hesitate to get in touch regarding course queries or any other questions you might have.


For general enquiries, please contact the NIKERI Institute office.

+61 3 5227 2538
1800 063 383
Email the NIKERI Institute

Academic staff

Associate Professor Gabrielle Fletcher
Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Knowledges
Dr Tyson Yunkaporta
Lecturer, Indigenous Knowledges
Dr Bryan Fricker
Lecturer, Indigenous Knowledges
Rebecca Gerrett-Magee
Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Curriculum Specialist
Dr Jessamy Gleeson
Lecturer in Land & Sea
Suzanne Nunn
Lecturer in Land & Sea
Karinda Burns
Lecturer in Education (Primary)
Kate Chealuck
Lecturer in Education (Early Years)
Rosemarie Garner
Lecturer in Education (Early Years)
Naomi David
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Jodie Satour
Lecturer in Nursing
Jamie Wheelahan
Lecturer in Law
Wilbert Mapombere

Professional staff

Institute Manager
Kim Neilson
Social and Emotional Wellbeing Counsellor
Kate Towart
Administrative Coordinator
Paula Zovin
Team Leader Student Experience
Natasha Rossington
Student Services Officer
Mark Gilmore
Student Services Assistant (Scholarships)
Emmalina McLachlan
Admin Assistant
Anna Tsiantas 
Student Services Support (Travel)
Barry Charles
Student Learning Coordinator
Chris Dunn
Academic Support Officer
Ashleigh McKenzie
Marketing, Events & Project Officer
Georgie Cameron
Kitjarra Kitchen Hand
Lea Santospirito