Master Class 1 Facilitator
Nerida was born in the Kulin Nation, lives in Darkinjung Country and works in Cammeraygal Country. She is the National Director of Indigenous Education for the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Australian Catholic University. Ned has spent three decades working in higher education institutions in NSW and Victoria and over one decade in the Public Service Canberra; Department of Education and Department of Foreign Affairs and with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Sydney.
Ned’s research interests include Indigenous Knowings and Indigenous research methodologies. Researching in culturally relevant and appropriate ways and contexts’ is a focus of her interests.
Education is Ned’s passion and she believes education is the most powerful tool that we as Indigenous peoples have to fully engage in a safe and fulfilling lifestyle; education that is participatory, imag-ined, creative, holistic, sensual and story-based.