Ms Samantha Faulkner

Samantha Faulkner

Position: Visiting Fellow
School and/or Centres: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research


Phone: (02) 6125 2191

Location: Room 2139, Copland Building


Bachelor of Arts (Modern Asian Studies), Griffith University 1992  

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,

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