Heidi is a Policy Analyst in the Indigenous Affairs team. She is working closely with Research Fellow, Sara Hudson on the Prosperity Project.
She completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has had broad experience working as a solicitor in criminal law, including instructing in Royal Commission hearings into Youth Detention Centres and Child Protection in the Northern Territory as well as Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Heidi’s strong research background and passion for Indigenous affairs is fuelled by her personal experience living in Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory. Her research interest extends across Indigenous affairs and finding genuine solutions to allow Indigenous peoples to prosper.
17 January 2019
Media & Commentary
Women in custody is everyone’s business 03 June 2017 | Koori MailShocking statistics revealing the high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in prison have been highlighted in a recent Human Rights Law Centre and Change the Record report. It outlines that since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths…read more
Indigenous women prisoners up 248% 26 May 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreA shocking report has revealed the number of incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women has increased by 248% since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody released its findings in 1991. These statistics are among many that continue…read more
Royal Commission or another inquisitorial farce? 13 April 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreThe Royal Commission into Youth Detention and Child Protection’s interim report proves that, despite 26 years passing since the Aboriginal Deaths in Custody commission’s 339 recommendations – and countless other inquiries — incarceration statistics are worse than ever. The interim…read more
Submission to the Queensland Productivity Commission on: Service Delivery in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities 02 June 2017 | CIS SubmissionThe Inquiry into service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders closely aligns with the CIS’s focus on Indigenous service delivery and achieving better outcomes for Indigenous peoples as part of our Prosperity Project. The Prosperity Project is a program of research focused on the practical measures that will enable…READ MORE