First Nations Portfolio

As a branch of the University’s executive, the First Nations Portfolio works with colleagues across the University to ensure the ANU is a world leader in teaching and research of First Nations issues.  It also works to ensure that the University makes a leading contribution to national policy in the relationship between Indigenous Australians and the nation. 

The Portfolio enables the University to provide leadership on national policy discourse and decisions that impact First Nations peoples, and be an employer and educator of choice for Indigenous Australians by:

  • Providing leadership and strategic direction across the University
  • Facilitating research and policy impact
  • Supporting Indigenous community engagement
  • Supporting Indigenous students throughout their time at the University
  • Advising on Indigenous staff recruitment and wellbeing
  • Facilitating the integration of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into the curriculum

Indigenous equity and engagement is not the preserve of any one unit in the ANU but rather will be embedded as part of our normal business through the University, as we embrace the principle ‘Nothing about us without us’.

The First Nations Portfolio is led by the Vice-President First Nations, Professor Peter Yu – a Yawuru man from Broome in the Kimberley region in North West Australia with over 40 years experience in Indigenous development and advocacy in the Kimberley and at the state, national and international level. 

Our teams & contacts





Contact details

First Nations Portfolio


Phone +61 2 6125 6708

Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre

Phone+61 2 6125 4038

National Indigenous Business Development Hub


Phone +61 2 6125 6708

Indigenous Learning and Teaching Hub

Phone +61 2 6125 6708




Contact details

Peter Yu 

Vice-President, First Nations Portfolio


Phone +61 2 6125 2014

Location 45 Sullivans Creek Road, L3.12

Anne Martin 

Director, Tjabal Centre

Phone+61 2 6125 1742

Location12 Melville Hall, Ground Level

Bruce Gorring

Director, NIBDH, First Nations Portfolio

Phone+61 2 6125 0825

Location45 Sullivans Creek Road, L1.04

Margaret Murphy 

Chief Operating Officer, First Nations Portfolio

Phone+61 2 6125 8416

Location45 Sullivans Creek Road, L3.02

Meghan Bergamin

Executive Officer, First Nations Portfolio

Phone+61 2 6125 9321

Location45 Sullivans Creek Road, L3.03

Michelle Jasper

Assoc. Director, NIBDH, First Nations Portfolio

Phone+61 2 6125 2811

Location45 Sullivans Creek Road, L1.07