Michael Colbung

Mr Michael Colbung


School of Education

Faculty of Arts

Michael Colbung is a lecturer and Interdisciplinary Researcher with the School of Education, in the Faculty of Arts.Michael has worked on a number research projects undertaking a variety of roles in those projects.

He is a Wongatha (Wongi) / Nyoongah man with strong cultural links to the Wirangu and Kookatha nations after living in Ceduna for 30 years.

Michael is a qualified teacher, having taught in a variety of teaching positions and certainly had to very flexible in he's teaching approaching to suit the diverse range of learners.Michael has had the privilege to work with the very young to the young at heart and everything in between.

Michael teaches in many subjects in the School of Education and the wider University at both Undergrad and Post-grad level, giving a first hand account of Aboriginal and Islander peoples negotiating the western educational system. Michael has completed a Masters of Educational studies and is now commenced a Masters of Business Administration.

Michael has also have a number of roles within and outside the University structure that enable me to point out an Aboriginal standpoint where needed
Interdisciplinary Research has allowed Michael to work on a number of projects in Aboriginal communities and attach the necessary sensitivities when undertaking research with Aboriginal families and their communities

  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - ongoing Board Member WIRLTU YARLU INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGES AND SOCIETY ADVISORY BOARD The University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Dame Roma Mitchell Trust fund-MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT Department of Education and Childhood Development Australia
    2007 - 2010 Advisory Board Member Live Music Peer Assessment Panel- MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT Arts SA Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Indigenous Advisory Group for Indigenous Enrichment of Curricula Project The University of Adelaide-Geography Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Gender, Equity and Diversity- Science The University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member ATSI Education Advisory C.E.S.A. Catholic Education of South Austarlia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Director Aboriginal Islander Lecturer's in Initial Teacher Education Australia
    2014 - ongoing Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies
    2002 - ongoing National Tertiary Education Union
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2016 - 2016 Red Cross AUSTRALIA Advocacy Australia
    2013 - 2016 Australian Council of Deans of Education /Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership 3R's Project Respect, Relationships and Reconcilliation Instructional and training Australia
    2011 - 2017 More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Teachers Initiative University of South Australia Advocacy Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134397
  • Email: michael.colbung@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3604
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 8
  • Org Unit: School of Education

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