About Dr Lynette Riley

Lynette Riley is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman from Dubbo and Moree. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the University of Sydney, Sydney School of Education and Social Work. Lynette has more than 30 years working experience as a teacher and in Aboriginal education and administration within primary schools, high schools, TAFE, state office and universities.

Lynette's research interests are in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, education, racism and wellbeing.

She recently completed and received her PhD through the ACU, which looked at "Conditions of Academic Success for Aboriginal Students".


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Selected publications

  • Riley, L., Moore, C., Holder, J. (2018). The Pearl Gibbs 'Gambanyi' Kangaroo Cloak. In Jacqueline Millner, Catriona Moore (Eds.), Feminist Perspectives on Art: Contemporary Outtakes, (pp. 57-68). Oxon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Mooney, J., Riley, L., Blacklock, F. (2018). Yarning up: Stories of challenges and success. Australian Journal of Education, 62(3), 266-275. [More Information]
  • Mooney, J., Riley, L., Blacklock, F. (2017). Dimensions of Aboriginal community development. In C. Kickett-Tucker, D. Bessarab, J. Coffin & M. Wright (Eds.), Mia Mia Aboriginal community development: Fostering cultural security, (pp. 54-72). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Riley, L. (2016). Reclaiming tradition and re-affirming cultural identity through creating Kangaroo Skin Cloaks and Possum Skin Cloaks. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing, 1(1), 5-22.