Dr Andrew Peters
Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Studies (Swinburne University)
Andrew has been lecturing in Indigenous Studies and Tourism at Swinburne since 2000 and currently teaches across all stages of the undergraduate level. He was awarded his PhD in 2017 for his artefact and exegesis project titled "Moondani Yulenj: An examination of Aboriginal culture, identity and education", and previously completed a Business degree with Honours at Swinburne's Lilydale campus. Andrew received an individual citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) for outstanding contributions to student learning in 2008, and in 2012 Andrew was awarded the Swinburne University Vice Chancellor's Indigenous Education Award for recognition of his ongoing contribution to Indigenous education and culture through innovative curriculum design, and the establishment and maintenance of crucial links between Swinburne and local Aboriginal communities. Andrew's research interests include contemporary cultural identity, sport and culture, Indigenous tourism development, and contemporary utilising of Indigenous Knowledges. Recent projects include an evaluation of a study support program for Indigenous inmates at Port Phillip Prison; an inquiry into an effective national homelessness system and the role and effect of Indigenous culture and knowledge; and an evaluation of cultural identity and continuity of young Indigenous leaders in the REAL Program of the Korin Gamadji Institute at the Richmond Football Club.
In 2019, Andrew was a recipient of a Swinburne University Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to Indigenous education and cultrual understanding.
Outside of work Andrew enjoys many sports (AFL, cricket, tennis, swimming, gridiron and baseball (US) and horseracing).
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