Dr Sandra Phillips
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographySandra is a fulltime academic in the Creative Industries Faculty of QUT, lecturing in editing and publishing studies. Also Chair of the First Nations Australia Writers’ Network Inc. (FNAWN) and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Indigenous Story, Sandra’s research interests are in Indigenous Story and communities of practice through literature and digital platforms. Sandra's First Nations Australia status is Wakka Wakka and Gooreng Gooreng.
Sandra has also held leadership and representation roles in writing and arts and culture more broadly, and was former manager of Aboriginal Studies Press (Canberra) after working in-house as an editor with Magabala Books (Broome) and University of Queensland Press (St. Lucia).
Leadership/Representation Literary Judge, David Unaipon Award, UQP and QLA, 2012-current; Peer, Australia Council for the Arts, 2014-current; Female Delegate, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples; Inaugural 2011-2013 Literary Judge, Black and Write! Fellowships, State Library of Queensland; 2010, 2011 Deputy Chair, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts; 2000-02 Trustee, Queensland Performing Arts Trust Board; 2000-02 Board Member, Ideas Festival, Brisbane, 2000.
Awards & Commendations QUT Creative Industries Dean’s Commendation Doctoral Thesis Award; 2012 QUT Oodgeroo Noonuccal Research Scholarship (Postgraduate); Inaugural 2007-10 Commonwealth Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA), 2007-9.
- PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
Sandra supervises Indigenous and non-Indigenous Honours and Higher Research Degree candidates, current supervisions include: Margaret Hair, PhD, "How can contemporary cross-cultural theatre in settler societies create localised rituals of well-being?" (working title). Anthony Duke, DCI, "Enterprising Culture: examining models for the creation and distribution of works produced by Indigenous and Regional cultures in a global marketplace" (working title). Marie Munkara, Master of Fine Arts (Research), "Memoir: A living landscape".
- Phillips S, (2015) Literature: Writing ourselves, Knowledge of life: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, pp. 98-117.
- Phillips S, Phillips D, Whatman S, McLaughlin J, (2007) Introduction: Issues in (Re)contesting Indigenous knowledges and indigenous studies, The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36, pp. 1-6.