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Dr Noel Nannup

Elder in Residence

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6689, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML15.121
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6689
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML15.121  


Noel is the ECU's Lead Elder-in-Residence and advises as ECU’s Cultural Ambassador.



Dr Nannup is a well-respected Noongar Elder. He is a known story teller and cultural guide, instructor and mentor. As Heritage Consultant with Indigenous Tours WA, Noel established the Swan River Tour in 2009, Rottnest Island Tour in 2008 and Kings Park Tour in 2004. All of which are still currently being offered.

Professional Associations

  • City of Melville
  • Curtin University
  • Department of Indigenous Affairs
  • Marlinup Bush University
  • Rottnest Island Authority
  • Rottnest Island Board
  • Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2008 - Recognition of Contribution to Higher Education for Aboriginal People, Western Australia Winner
  • 2005 - Western Australia Citizen of the Year (Culture and Arts) Finalist

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2003 - Honorary Doctorate – Murdoch University


Multi-media Publications

  • CD “The Carers of Everything”
  • CD “When the Sea Level Rose”
  • CD “The Coming of the Colours”


Recent Research Grants

  • Moort Project Phase 2: Windo ngop yinyoong bidi (Old blood, new veins),  University of Western Australia,  NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence: Improving Health Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children,  2018,  $17,500.
  • Yinhawangka Community Survey,  Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation,  Tender,  2016 - 2018,  $311,614.
  • Synergies of Meaning: A documentary film series exploring the relationship and unity between traditional Indigenous Noongar knowledge and western natural and social scientific knowledge.,  Lotterywest,  Grant,  2014 - 2015,  $171,541.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Robertson, F., Nannup, N., Stasiuk, G., Hopper, S., (2017), Nyoongar Boodja Koomba Bardip Kooratan (Nyoongar land - long story short)., 44p., Australia, Batchelor Press.

Journal Articles

  • Fowler, A., Ewens, B., Vafeas, C., Delves, L., Hayward, C., Nannup, N., Baum, G., (2018), Closing the gap: A whole of school approach to Aboriginal and Torres StraitIslander inclusivity in higher education. Nurse Education in Practice, 30, , 86-90.
  • Robertson, F., Barrow, J., Wajrak, M., Nannup, N., Bishop, C., Nannup, A., (2017), Participatory Action and Dual Lens Research. Qualitative Research Journal, 17(4), 283-293, Bingley, United Kingdom, Emerald Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/QRJ-12-2016-0075.
  • Robertson, F., Stasiuk, G., Nannup, N., Hopper, S., (2016), Ngalak koora koora djinang (Looking back together): a Nyoongar and scientific collaborative history of ancient Nyoongar boodja. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1(1), 40-54, Australia, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Starit Islander Studies.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Robertson, F., Stasiuk, G., Nannup, N., Hopper, S., (2015), Synergies: Walking Together - Belonging to Country. Synergies Walking Together Belonging to Country, State Theatre Perth.
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