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Mrs Ingrid Cumming

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Campus
Bentley Campus
Location
209.425

Brief Summary

Ingrid Cumming is a custodian and traditional owner of Whadjuk Nyungar country. Ingrid has worked in many areas including national and local indigenous media (including film, radio and print), consultancy, marketing and communications, state health, the arts, anthropological research, training and education. As a graduate of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Australian Indigenous Studies at Murdoch University, Ingrid has also graduated from the Management and Academic Leadership Program, presented at the 2007 International Anti – Racism Conference at Murdoch University on ‘Women’s Voices - Women’s rights within the Australian Legal system’, came 3rd in the National Indigenous Comedy Competition – Deadly Funnies, selected to attend the National stakeholders forum for the FaCHSIA National Healing Foundation Conference in Adelaide 2009, selected to attend the Oxfam Australia Strait Talk Summit in Canberra 2010, selected for the National Brilliant Young Minds summit 2010 and a previous advisory in the PHD research group ‘Urban Aboriginal Women’s Beliefs and Attitudes to Sexual Violence’ and Virgin Unite project for Virgin Australia. Ingrid has recently travelled to Israel and presented a paper on women and youth equality which is now a published journal with the United Nations. Ingrid also is a performer and teacher of Nyungar women’s dances, language and cultural practises and mentor and young leader in the Nyungar Community. Her aspirations are to be the first Aboriginal Woman Prime Minister in Australian history (see facebook page), to inspire, mentor and lead youth into positions of leadership, to promote reconciliation and to promote and encourage the idea that positive minds and actions create positive futures.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Management and Academic Leadership Program (2010) Diploma of University Studies (2001) BA Arts Australian Indigenous Studies (2010) Introduction to Teaching skills certificate Presented at the 2007 International Anti – Racism Conference at Murdoch University on „Women‟s Voices - Women‟s rights within the Australian Legal system‟ 3rd in the National Indigenous Comedy Competition – Deadly Funnies 2nd in the WA finals of the National Indigenous Comedy Competition – Deadly Funnies Selected as a representative to attend the National Stakeholders Forum for the FHCSIA National Healing Foundation Conference in Adelaide 2009. Selected to attend the Oxfam Australia Strait Talk Summit in Canberra 2010. Previous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representative on the Attorney Generals Victim of Crime Reference Group. Advisor of the PHD research group „Urban Aboriginal Women‟s Beliefs and Attitudes to Sexual Violence‟.

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Employment History

Central Institute of Technology Coordinator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support and Programs (2009 - 2011) WA Aboriginal Health Workers Association State Coordinator (2009) Aboriginal Health Council WA Assistant RTO Training Support Officer (2009) Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation Marketing Officer/Administration Assistant (2008 - 2009) Virgin Unite - Entrepreneurial Foundation WA Indigenous Representative (December 2008) Rottnest Island Authority Observer (October 2008 – October 2009) Murdoch University Research Assistant – Department of SCASE (November 2007 – February 2008) Attorney Generals Office/Victim Support Services WA Victims of Crime Reference Group Indigenous Representative (2006 - 2008) Koori Mail WA Correspondent (2005 – 2006) 107.9FM – Radio Fremantle Presenter - Wayalup Radio Program (January 2004 – March 2004) FTI Deadly Yarns (WA Indigenous short film project) Indigenous Attachment (2004 - 2005) Meteor Student Newspaper Murdoch Student Guild Indigenous Correspondent (2003-2004)

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Teachings

Ingrid currently teaches Aboriginal studies at Notre Dame.

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Research Fields

    Education

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics
  • Business and Management)
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Publications


2016

Journal Articles (Research)

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