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Aunty Denise Proud

Panel Guest

Aunty Denise has recently been acknowledged as an Honorary Research Senior Fellow of The University of Queensland and is an internationally renowned presenter, educator, author and artist.  Aunty Denise is a proud Aboriginal woman who was born and raised on Cherbourg. As a consultant Aunty Denise delivers cultural and educational workshops across a range of sectors and industries to better support organisations in engaging and collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Aunty Denise has been instrumental in raising awareness of the importance of early childhood education and the benefits to parents during the early years of her career and after being the Teacher in Charge in the first Kindergarten in Cherbourg. Aunty Denise has a long and diverse professional career, including working for over twenty years in various prisons where she delivered cultural and educational programs for prisoners. Aunty Denise has a strong affiliation with The University of Queensland, facilitating cultural awareness workshops and guest lecturing for a number of years across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.  Aunty Denise is a board member at Reconciliation Queensland, the Co-Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education sub-committee at the University of the Sunshine Coast and a board member at Nungeena Aboriginal Corporation for Women’s Business.

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