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Julie Andrews is descended from the Woiwurrung people of Melbourne and the Yorta Yorta tribe near the borders of Victoria and New South Wales along the Murray River. She is a member of the Dhulanyagan family clan of the Ulupna people. Julie has been teaching Aboriginal Studies for approximately 15 years and has extensive experience in policy and Indigenous higher education. In her role as Academic Director (Indigenous Research) Julie leads the consultation process with Indigenous communities on research partnership building and raising the prominence of Indigenous-led research. Julie’s consultation is across all of La Trobe University campuses. Julie has been leading Aboriginal teaching and research development for several decades and is regarded highly by her peers and community. Julie is involved in several research projects that focus on Indigenous migration, identity, cultural change, community development through policy, community and political activism. Julie is regarded highly for her expertise and knowledge of teaching and research in higher education. She has a extensive networks in the Indigenous higher education community. She is a role model to many younger generations and mentors where possible. Julie also teaches an On Country subject titled Encountering Aboriginal Victoria: Parallel Systems of Knowledge. This subject is taught at La Trobe University’s Shepparton campus and focuses on the Yorta Yorta people’s history on Maloga and Cummeragunja missions and contemporary Aboriginal community narratives and lives around township of Shepparton and the Barmah region.