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Executive Leadership Advisory Team

Professor Steve Larkin
B.Soc.Wk, M.Soc. Sc, PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Professor Steven Larkin is a Kungarakan man. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Queensland University of Technology, a Master’s degree in Social Science from Charles Sturt University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Queensland.

Professor Larkin has served on numerous national advisory committees in Indigenous affairs. He chaired the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council (ATSIHEAC) for three years (2009-2012); and continues to provide invaluable input as a member of professional affiliations such as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC), the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN), Beyond Blue, Member of the New Colombo Plan Reference Group and Chair of the Healing Foundation.


Dr Sue Stanton
BA (History), MA (American Indian Studies), PhD
Elder Executive Advisor: Academic and Cultural Leadership (Elder Academic)

Awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Charles Darwin University; Masters Degree in American Indian Studies, University of Arizona; Bachelor Degree in History, Northern Territory University. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Charles Darwin University Certificate III in Community Services, CAAPS, NT

Academic Elder, Dr Sue Stanton – has the dual roles of academic and cultural elder to overview the academic direction at Batchelor Institute, across sectors, ensuring the embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and knowledges within the curriculum and throughout the Institute’s broader practices.