Associate Professor William Fogarty

PhD (The Australian National University)
Director of Education, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Research School of Social Sciences
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Public Policy 160510
  • Education Policy 160506
  • Studies Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Society 169902
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge 050201
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Education 130301

Research interests

Bill has a particular interest in the relationship between Indigenous and Western knowledge and the development of sustainable education and employment pathways in remote communities, as well as the role of education and knowledge in society more generally


Bill Fogarty is Director of Education at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research and has lived and worked in remote communities for over 25 years and has extensive experience in
research on Indigenous education, employment policy and service provision. He has
qualifications in anthropology, communications, social research methods, education and
applied development. He has worked on projects with a diverse range of organisations
concerned with Indigenous Australia such as the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet, Aboriginal Affairs NSW, National Indigenous Australians Agency, Bawinanga
Aboriginal Corporation, the Northern Land Council and the Northern Territory Government.
He has published widely both domestically and internationally and is currently conducting
research projects on Indigenous Issues in New Zealand, Norway and Canada. Over the past
decade Associate Professor Fogarty's work has been instrumental in the development of the
highly successful Learning on Country program in the Northern Territory and he has
previously worked on a number of high-profile research projects funded by the Australian
Research Council.


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