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Dr Andrew Peters

Lecturer, Indigenous Studies and Tourism


Andrew has been lecturing in Indigenous Studies and Tourism at Swinburne since 2000 and currently teaches across all stages of the undergraduate level. He was awarded his PhD in 2017 for his artefact and exegesis project titled "Moondani Yulenj: An examination of Aboriginal culture, identity and education", and previously completed a Business degree with Honours at Swinburne's Lilydale campus. Andrew received an individual citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) for outstanding contributions to student learning in 2008, and in 2012 Andrew was awarded the Swinburne University Vice Chancellor's Indigenous Education Award for recognition of his ongoing contribution to Indigenous education and culture through innovative curriculum design, and the establishment and maintenance of crucial links between Swinburne and local Aboriginal communities. Andrew's research interests include contemporary cultural identity, sport and culture, Indigenous tourism development, and contemporary utilising of Indigenous Knowledges. Recent projects include an evaluation of a study support program for Indigenous inmates at Port Phillip Prison; video and written documentation of the life of Aunty Dot Peters, Yarra Yarra elder, and the process of making a traditional eel trap utilising Indigenous Knowledge; and an evaluation of cultural identity and continuity of young Indigenous leaders in the REAL Program of the Korin Gamadji Institute at the Richmond Football Club.
Outside of work Andrew enjoys many sports (AFL, cricket, tennis, swimming, gridiron and baseball (US) and horseracing).

Research interests

Indigenous education; Indigenous culture and identity; Postcolonialism in sport in Australia; Cultural Studies and Literature; Indigenous tourism

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Cultural Studies - 200200
  • Tourism - 150600

Teaching areas



  • 2012, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award for Indigenous Education, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2008, National, ALTC Citation for Outstanding Teaching, Australian Learning and Teaching Council


Also published as: Peters, Andrew; Peters, A.; Peters, Andrew J.
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