Flinders University Southgate Institute for Health Society and Equity
Roland is a member of the Nari Nari Tribal Group, from the Hay Plains of New South Wales. He has a Bachelor of Forestry Science from the Australian National University, a Grad. Dip. Education from the University of Canberra, and Grad Dip International Relations, focusing on Indigenous identity politics, citizenship and Indigenous rights in the global context. Roland is responsible for conducting a range of grant funded Indigenous health research activities, generating partnerships with a wide variety of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community, educational and health groups, and contributing to the broader Flinders University Indigenous health research agenda. Roland brings experience working with government and private sector partners, along with academic experience grounded in Indigenous pedagogy and research methodologies. This experience helps to ensure the projects are managed with cultural integrity, and that community engagement, relationships, network establishment and maintenance relevant to the project are done safely.
He is currently a member of the IPSOS Australia Indigenous Research Advisory Panel overseeing the governance of governmental, tender-funded, evaluative research. He has significant experience on a range of government panels and committees ranging from Ministerial Advisory panels, to local Aboriginal community steering committees over several years.