Inala Cooper

Those who lead must care for those who come behind.

Inala Cooper

Human Rights Advocate, Social Justice Activist, Public Intellectual

About Me

Inala is a proud Yawuru woman with a background in Arts, Education and Human Rights. A strong advocate for Indigenous rights and social justice, Inala is a thought leader in agitating and making social change.

With extensive experience in the public service and higher education sector in the areas of governance, policy, strategy, and community & stakeholder engagement, Inala’s diverse skills are highly sought after.

After 7.5 years at Monash University’s Yulendj Unit as Senior Adviser and Manager Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Inala joined the team at Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity in late 2017, as Lifelong Fellowship Lead.

Inala has developed strong and trusted relationships throughout her career, and is engaged with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across the country. She is a Director on the Board of Culture Is Life.


Diploma of Arts (Theatre)
Bachelor of Arts (Drama/Dance)
Master of Human Rights Law

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