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Jill Milroy

Professor Jill Milroy

Dean of the School of Indigenous Studies
Indigenous Studies, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Indigenous Studies
The University of Western Australia (M303)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 7829
Fax
+61 8 6488 1100
Email
Jill.Milroy@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 1.01, Shenton House, Perth campus

Poche Director
Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

Contact details
Address
Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
The University of Western Australia (M303)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 7829
Fax
+61 8 6488 1100
Email
jill.milroy@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 1.01, Shenton House, Perth campus

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education), Office of the

Contact details
Address
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education)
The University of Western Australia (M303)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 7829
Fax
+61 8 6488 1100
Email
jill.milroy@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 1.01, Shenton House, Perth campus
Biography
Professor Jill Milroy is a Palyku woman from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Jill is Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous Education at the University of Western Australia and is the Director of UWA’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. She has more than 30 years experience in Indigenous higher education developing programs and support services for Indigenous students as well as a range of Indigenous curriculum and research initiatives.
Jill has served on a number of national policy advisory bodies and has been a strong advocate within the national higher education arena for the formal recognition and resourcing of Indigenous knowledge systems. In 2011 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her services to Indigenous education. Jill’s key research interests are in Aboriginal knowledge and Aboriginal story systems. Jill works with her mother Gladys Milroy to write and create stories and together they have authored and illustrated children’s books ‘Dingo’s Tree’ as well as ‘Emu Crow and Eagle, a collection of bird stories for young readers.
Key research
Aboriginal storytelling
Australian history
Indigenous higher education
Indigenous knowledge systems
Publications
Thomas, M.A., Milroy, J.D., Bartlett, R. Teaching and Learning the Law: The University of Western Australia's Indigenous Pre-Law Programme, Indigenous Law Bulletton, Vol 7, 2010, pp13-16.
Milroy, J.D., & Milroy, G. (2009). Dingo's Tree, Westerly, 54(2), 91-99.
Zubrick S., Silburn SR, De Maio J.A., Shepherd C., Griffin J.A., Dalby R.B., Mitrou F.G., Lawrence D.M., Hayward C., Pearson G., Milroy H., Milroy J., Cox A. The Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey: Improving the Educational Experiences of Aboriginal Children and Young People. Perth: Curtin University of Technology and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 2006.
Host J., Milroy, J., and Stannage, C.T. (eds.) Wordal: Studies in Western Australian History, 22, 2001. Centre for Western Australian History.
Host, J. and Milroy, J. ‘Towards an Aboriginal Labour History’, Wordal, Studies in Western Australian History vol. 22, 2001, pp.3-22.
Milroy, J. and Host, J. ‘The Stolen Generations; John Herron and the Politics of Denial’, Wordal, Studies in Western Australian History vol.22, 2001. pp 141-168.
Bartlett, R. and Milroy, J. (eds.), Native Title Claims in Australia: Delgamuukw and Miriuwung Gajerrong, Perth, 1999.
Milroy, J. (ed), Papers in Labour History No.12, December 1993.

Chapters:
Milroy, G., & Milroy, J.D. (2008). Different Ways of Knowing: Trees Are Our Families Too. In S., Morgan, T., Mia, B., Kwaymullina, (Eds.). Heartsick for Country: Stories of Love, Spirit and Creation (pp 22-42). Fremantle Western Australia: Fremantle Press,
Milroy, J. ‘Prisoners of History’ in Graeme Dixon, Holocaust Revisited – killing time, Centre for Indigenous History and the Arts, University of Western Australia, 2003.
Milroy, J. 'Introduction' in S.Morgan, The Art of Sally Morgan, Ringwood, Vic, 1996.

Other publications:
Milroy, J.D. (2009). Aboriginal culture and society. In J. Gregory & J. Gothard (Eds.). Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, (pp. 7-14), Crawley, Western Australia
Milroy, J.D. (2009). Citizenship, Aboriginal. In J. Gregory & J. Gothard (Eds.). Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, (pp. 202-203), Crawley, Western Australia
Oxenham, D., & Milroy, J. (2009). The Indigenous Science Club: Final Report. School to University Pathways Project: Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations. Perth: School of Indigenous Studies, UWA
Milroy, J., Milroy, H.M., Kickett-Tucker, C., Cox, A., Bessarab, D., & Wilkes, T. (2008). Too Solid - We need solid kids for a solid future! Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, Western Australia.
Thomas, R., Milroy, J.D., Anderson, C., Bin-Sallik, M., Bunda, T., Gower, G., Herbert, J., Mackean, T., Maynard, J., Nakata, M., Price, K., Robertson, B., Rose, M., Shipp, G. & Walter, M. (2008). Ngapartji NgapartjI - Yewrra: Stronger Futures: Third Annual Report, (pp. 1-76), Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council, Barton, ACT.
Wenitong, M., Anderson, C., Boyce, P., Elston, J., Garvey, G., Goold, S., Milroy, J.D., Perkins, C. & Rossiter, G. (2008). A blueprint for action: Pathways into the health workforce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, (pp. 1-93), Report by the Expert Working Group for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council. Barton, ACT.
Langton, M., Thomas, R., Andersen, C., Anning, B., Arbon, V., Bin-Sallik, M., Bunda, T., Herbert, J., Maher, F., Milroy, J.D., Nona, S., Rose, M., Shipp, G., Speechley-Golden, V., & Walter, M. (2007). Strengthening Indigenous Research Culture in Australian Universities and Higher Education, Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council, Melbourne
Milroy, J.D.,“Mabo, Native Title and the end of Terra Nullius”, Turning Points in Australian History series, The West Australian, September 23, 2006. (Commissioned article, Centre for Western Australian History).
Zubrick, S.R., Silburn, S.R., De Maio, J.A., Shepherd, C., Griffin, J.A., Dalby, R.B., Mitrou, F.G., Lawrence, D.M., Hayward, C., Pearson, G., Milroy, H.M., Milroy, J.D. & Cox, A.H. (2006). Improving the Educational Experiences of Aboriginal Children and Young People, Curtin University of Technology and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Perth, Western Australia
Mia, T., Milroy, J. and Morgan, S. (eds) Gnyung Waart Kooling Kulark Released: going home, School of Indigenous Studies, UWA, 2003.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
The School of Indigenous Studies has overall responsibility for the development of Indigenous higher education and Indigenous matters at UWA, this includes the development and implementation of the University’s Indigenous Education Strategy and the University’s Aboriginal Employment Strategy.

The Dean is part of the senior management group within the university and sits on key decision-making committees including Academic Board, Academic Council, Planning and Budget, Senior Managers group and the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group.

The Dean’s role is to provide effective Academic leadership on Indigenous matters across the university, effective Academic Leadership and Management of the School and to contribute towards policies that enhance the effectiveness of the University as a whole.
Future research
Project Title: “Educating for equity: Exploring how health professional education can reduce disparities in chronic disease care and improve outcomes for Indigenous populations”.
Australian Investigators: (UWA) Professor Helen Milroy, Winthrop Professor Jill Milroy, Associate Professor David Paul, Professor Darlene Oxenham; (University of Melbourne) Shaun Ewen. (NHMRC) 2009 International Collaborative Indigenous Health Research Partnership grant (ICIHRP): Reducing the burden of disease and inequalities in health arising from chronic disease in Indigenous people. A research project between partners in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Memberships
Western Australian Aboriginal Council on Higher Education (WAACHE).
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
History Council of Western Australia
Honours and awards
- Member of the Order of Australia 2011
- Winner, ALTC Awards for Teaching Excellence 2009 Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education 'The Pre-Law Programme' (joint winner with Mel Thomas, Richard Bartlett and Neil Morgan)
- Winner AUTC: Australian Awards for University Teaching 2003. Institutional Awards: Innovative and Practical Approach to the Provision of Services to Indigenous Students.
- 1997 UWA Excellence in Teaching Awards, Best Unit Award: Aboriginal History 100
Teaching
Course Coordinator, Aboriginal Historiography (Honours level)
Co-Director, Aboriginal Pre-Law Programme (Developed with Professor Richard Bartlett, Law School UWA, in 1994, the first such program in Australia)
Visiting lectures in Law, Architecture
Current projects
Design Indigenous curriculum in Engineering
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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