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
Professor of Indigenous Knowledges (Research)
Professor Tarquam McKenna
Associate Professor (Indigenous Teaching & Learning)
Associate Professor James Charles
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
Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Curriculum Specialist
Dr Cathryn Carpenter
Lecturer in Land & Sea
Suzanne Nunn
Lecturer in Education (Primary)
Lisa Bell
Lecturer in Education (Primary)
Kate Chealuck
Lecturer in Education (Early Years)
Rosemarie Garner
Lecturer in Education (Early Years)
Naomi David
Associate Lecturer, Education (Early Years)
Linda Gill
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Jodie Satour
Lecturer, Teaching & Learning (Social Work)
Jennie Briese 
Lecturer in Social Work
Dr William Abur
Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Kelly Menzel
Lecturer in Nursing
Fiona Harrington
Senior Lecturer in Law
Karinda Burns
Lecturer in Law
Wilbert Mapombere
Lecturer in Visual Arts
Dr Jenny Murray-Jones
Research Assistant
John Onasta

Professional staff

Institute Manager
Kim Neilson
Administrative Coordinator
Paula Zovin
Team Leader Student Experience
Natasha Rossington
Student Services Officer
Mark Gilmore
Student Services Assistant (Scholarships)
Emmalina McLachlan
Student Services Assistant (IT Support)
Jordan Parker
Student Services & Indigenous Tutorial Network Assistant
Anna Tsiantas 
Student Services Support (Travel)
Barry Charles
Student Learning Coordinator
Chris Dunn
Partnerships Coordinator
Kiri Wicks
Marketing, Events & Project Officer
Georgie Cameron
Kitjarra Coordinator
Wayne McEwen
Kitjarra Kitchen Hand
Lea Santospirito