Foundation judge of National Indigenous Story Awards
Sandra Phillips (PhD) is an Associate Professor specialising in Indigenous story, voice, and creative industries more broadly. A Wakka Wakka and Gooreng Gooreng woman, Sandra’s commitment and wisdom has helped power the growth of Indigenous Australian writing and publishing over two and a half decades from such roles as inhouse editor and publisher, freelancer, and leading advocate. Sandra is in a leadership role with University of Technology Sydney in its commitment to producing the next generation of Indigenous researchers through graduate research completion. Sandra is a member of the Library Board of Queensland and chairperson of its Indigenous Advisory Group; she is also a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Sandra has three adult sons and one granddaughter.