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Associate Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker

Executive Director
20 William Street
Midland WA, 6056


Cheryl Kickett-Tucker is Executive Director of Pindi Pindi, The National Research Centre for Aboriginal Children, Families and Community, and Professor of Indigenous Research Leadership at Curtin University. Cheryl is a Noongar woman with traditional ties to the Wadjuk, Ballardong and Yued people of Western Australia (WA).

Cheryl has completed studies in Australia and the United States, including a:

Cheryl’s PhD, titled Aboriginal children in sport: experiences, perceptions and sense of self, explored the sense of self, identity and self-esteem of urban Aboriginal children in the school sport setting.

Cheryl is interested in research addressing factors contributing to racial identity and self-esteem. She is also interested in research that examines various ways of strengthening the social, cultural and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and youth.

Cheryl has written three books and has contributed to a range of book chapters. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards and honours, some of which include:

Last updated: 31 May 2017
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