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Professor Andrew Gunstone

Executive Director, Reconciliation Strategy and Leadership; Professor, Indigenous Studies
PhD, University of Queensland, Australia


Professor Andrew Gunstone is the inaugural Executive Director (Reconciliation Strategy and Leadership) and Professor of Indigenous Studies at Swinburne University.

Through working collaboratively across the university, Indigenous communities and the wider community, Andrew leads the development of strategies and initiatives at Swinburne regarding Indigenous education, research and engagement, and Swinburne's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Andrew led the development of Swinburne's 2017-19 RAP, which is the first university RAP in Australia to be endorsed by Reconciliation Australia at an Elevate RAP, the highest level of RAP. 

Andrew has researched and published widely in the disciplines of Indigenous studies, Indigenous history, Indigenous public policy and Indigenous education, particularly in the areas of reconciliation, stolen wages, reparative justice and higher education policies.

He has written over 130 publications, including eight books. Andrew has also obtained nine nationally competitive research grants, including ARC, AIATSIS and NCSEHE grants. Andrew currently has an ARC Linkage grant on the history and impact of stolen wages policies in Victoria.

Andrew is the Foundation Editor of the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues ( This journal publishes articles and commentaries in all areas of Australian Indigenous Studies. It is one of the leading international journals in Australian Indigenous Studies.

Prior to commencing at Swinburne in October 2015, he was Associate Head: Research, David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research, University of South Australia and Deputy Head, School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences, Monash University.

Research interests

Indigenous studies; Indigenous history; Reconciliation studies; Indigenous public policy; Indigenous education; Peace studies

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Principal Coordinating Supervisor students as Masters & Doctoral Supervision.

Fields of Research

  • Education - 130000
  • Studies In Human Society - 160000
  • History And Archaelogy - 210000

Teaching areas

Indigenous studies


Also published as: Gunstone, Andrew; Gunstone, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2016: Waste Management and Wellbeing in Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities *; Waste Aid

* Chief Investigator

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