Samantha Faulkner is a Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal woman from the Wuthuthi/Yadhaigana peoples, Cape York Peninsula and Badu and Moa Islands, Torres Strait.
Samantha is on secondment to CAEPR from the Australian Public Service (National Health and Medical Research Council).
2010-present: Director, Indigenous Health/Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Adviser, NHMRC
2009-10 Visiting Indigenous Research Fellow, AIATSIS
2008-09 Academic Coordinator at the Tjabal Centre, ANU
2008 Policy Officer, Indigenous Outcomes Reporting, OIPC, FaHCSIA
Samantha is working with Dr Julie Lahn on the APSC funded project Identifying unique barriers and enablers to career progression for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australian Public Service.
Her interests are: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander biographies, Torres Strait Islander literature and history
2018, Pamle: Torres Strait Islanders in Canberra.
2007, Life Blong Ali Drummond: A Life in the Torres Strait. Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra
Poetry and short stories:
2018/2019, Indigenous Everyday, US publication-upcoming publication.
2018 – Growing up Indigenous in Australia – BlackWords online, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Storytellers project, AustLit.
2017 – A Pocketful of Leadership in First Nations Australia Communities
2016 - A Pocketful of Leadership in the ACT,
2016 – Narrative Witness: International Writing Program, University of Iowa online,
2014 - Ora Nui: A Collection of Maori and Aboriginal Literature,
2013 - By Close of Business, Us Mob Writing Group, Canberra,
2010 - Etchings Indigenous: Treaty, Ilura Press,