Researcher Profile

Assistant Professor Ambelin Kwaymullina

Ambelin Kwaymullina
Ambelin Kwaymullina

Phone: +61 8 6488 6942

Research Expertise:
  • Indigenous peoples and the law
  • Public law
  • Indigenous engagement
  • Indigenous literature
  • Indigenous art
  • Children’s literature
  • Diversity and literature


Ambelin is the Unit Coordinator of Administrative Law (LAWS5102) and Indigenous Peoples and the Law (LAWS2225).


LLB W.Aust.


Member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Affiliate Researcher, National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network

Member, First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN)

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

LLB (Hons) University of Western Australia


I am Aboriginal law academic who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. As the Indigenous Advisor at the Law School of the University of Western Australia, I am responsible for mentoring Indigenous law students and for transforming law teaching and research spaces to be respectful and inclusive of Indigenous peoples, cultures and knowledges. I am also an award winning writer and illustrator and a commentator on diversity in Australian children's literature.

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