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ANU expert in Indigenous rights law is HEA Principal Fellow

Date: 
5 June

The HEA is delighted to welcome Associate Professor Asmi Wood from the ANU College of Law as an HEA Principal Fellow. He is one of only five HEA Principal Fellows at ANU and joins a group of fewer than 1,000 PFs across the world.

Associate Professor Wood has been an academic advisor to the ANU College of Law since 2002 and holds a position in the College as Senior Lecturer. His policy-informing research and publications have centred around the constitutional recognition of Indigenous people in Australia and their participation in higher education; and his HEA Principal Fellowship recognises his sustained record of effective, strategic leadership in academic practice ‘as a key contribution to high quality student learning in higher education.’

Associate Professor Wood, who was presented with his HEA Principal Fellowship by ANU Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans, at a special National Sorry Day lunch at the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre, said, ”This great honour provides a wonderful, universally recognised platform for the advocacy of student-centred teaching in the legal profession. 

“It also helps to learn and promote ideas gleaned from a committed cohort of people for whom teaching is not just an art but also a passion.  I hope to both learn and use this knowledge for promoting and the advocacy of teaching law in my law school and beyond.”

Kathryn Harrison-Graves, HEA Head of Global Services, said, “We are delighted to welcome Asmi Wood as a Principal Fellow of the HEA.  His application was compelling and his work is inspiring to students and peers.  He joins our rapidly growing community of HEA Fellows in Australia.”

There are currently more than 88,000 HEA Fellows (Principal, Senior, Fellow, and Associate), nearly 1000 of whom come from the HEA partner institutions in Australia.

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