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Charles Darwin University has appointed Indigenous studies academic Steve Larkin to the position of Pro Vice Chancellor. The appointment has made Mr Larkin the highest ranking Indigenous person in an Australian university.
Mr Larkin has extensive experience in Indigenous organisations including the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, the Aboriginal Health Strategy in the Northern Territory Health Services and the Federal Department of Health and Aged Care. He is currently finalising his PhD titled ‘Race matters? Indigenous employment in the Australian Public Service'.
Mr Larkin's role at the university will involve the integration of Indigenous perspectives into mainstream university affairs and improving key relationships with Indigenous stakeholders.