Ambelin Kwaymullina

Dr, LLB W.Aust., PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 31 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


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.

Roles and responsibilities

LLB (Hons) University of Western Australia


I have a broad range of research interests, reflecting my diverse background and areas of expertise. These interests include public law and all aspects of Indigenous interactions with Western legal actors and institutions, including across the areas of environmental law, Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, and Indigenous legal systems. I also have expertise in ethical protocols relating to working with Indigenous peoples across the areas of research, Indigenous engagement, and the Arts.

Research expertise keywords

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

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

Teaching for the 21st Century: Indigenising the Law Curriculum at UWA

Kwaymullina, A., 27 Feb 2020, In : Legal Education Review. 29, 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Respect, relationships, renewal: Aboriginal perspectives on the worlds of tomorrow

    Kwaymullina, A., 2019, In : Westerly. 64, 1, p. 121-135

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Catching Teller Crow

    Kwaymullina, A. & Kwaymullina, E., 2018, Australia: Allen & Unwin. 196 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Projects