NICM Research Committee Member
Emeritus Professor MaryAnn Bin-Sallik AO is a ministerial appointee to the Western Sydney University Board of Trustees and joins NICM as a member of the Research Committee. She was awarded an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her distinguished services to tertiary education as an academic, author and administrator, particularly in the area of Indigenous studies and culture, and as a role model and mentor.
Emeritus Professor Bin-Sallik spent 17 years in the health care sector. She was the first Aboriginal resident of Darwin to graduate as a nurse and then became the first Australian Indigenous worker in the higher education sector.
In 1975 she was employed to work in the first Indigenous higher education program and has been involved with this sector ever since, working in various academic and administrative positions in South Australia, the Northern Territory and New South Wales. On her retirement from Charles Darwin University in 2008 she was appointed as Emeritus Professor.