Farewell Meg, welcome Professor Brown 

Associate Professor Isaac Brown and Meg Friel

Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Indigenous Academic Support Unit are delighted to announce that Associate Professor Isaac Brown has been appointed to the position of coordinator, Indigenous Academic Support Unit for six months.

Professor Brown will be replacing Meg Friel who has left CDU to take up the position of director, Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Indigenous Affairs with the NT Department of Correctional Services.

In leaving to take up the new post, Meg says that she has particularly enjoyed working at CDU during the period of amalgamation of the Northern Territory University, Centralian College and Menzies School of Health Research and also the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Bachelor Institute and Charles Darwin University.

“I believe the culture of the University has changed for the better, encompassing a broader spectrum of community engagement, particularly with remote students and communities,” says Meg, “and a highlight for me has been the improved cooperation between the major providers.”

Associate Professor Brown is no stranger to CDU having spent 16 years in a variety of roles within the institution. He brings to the position a strong track record of leadership as well as management, teaching and research experience within an academic environment.

A veritable icon within both the Indigenous and academic communities, the Indigenous Academic Support team is looking forward to tapping into his considerable expertise whilst he is with the unit.

Farewell Meg and welcome Professor Brown.