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Professor Cindy Shannon has been appointed the University of Queensland's inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous education. Professor Shannon will be the director of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, and will initially be responsible for leading the implementation of a comprehensive Indigenous strategy to strengthen leadership within the University in relation to Indigenous education and links to the community as part of the University of Queensland's new Strategic Plan 2011-2015.
Professor Shannon is a Ngugi woman and a descendant of the Quandamooka People of Moreton Bay and she is an Indigenous health expert. Professor Shannon has been chair of the Queensland Ministerial Advisory Committee and a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council where she chairs its Indigenous Advisory Committee.
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