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Professor Dennis McDermott Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous, PVC Ind Strategy & Educ

Professor McDermott is the inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) at La Trobe University. Prior to joining La Trobe, he held the position of Director of Flinders University’s two Poche Centres for Indigenous Health and Well-Being (Adelaide and Northern Territory). Dennis is a psychologist, academic and poet. A Koori man, his mother’s family are from Gadigal land (inner Sydney) with connections to Gomeroi country (north-west NSW).
Dennis’ teaching and research interests encompass early childhood, social determinants of Indigenous health, racism, incarceration, policy, equity, Indigenous social, spiritual and emotional well-being, workforce development, Indigenous health pedagogy, and the nexus of culture and context in service delivery.
In 2014 he was awarded a National Senior Teaching Fellowship by the (then) Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).

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