Professor Lynette Henderson-Yates
DipTeach E Cowan, BEd Murd, MEd Murd
Deputy Vice Chancellor

Phone: 9192 0637

Lyn Henderson-Yates is an Aboriginal woman from Derby in the Kimberley. In 1986, she obtained a Diploma of Teaching (Primary) from Mount Lawley College of Advanced Education (now Edith Cowan University) and after teaching for a number of years in her home town of Derby, transferred to Perth and gained a Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education from Murdoch University. Lyn will complete her PhD studies in education this year with The University of Western Australia.

Working in Aboriginal Education for the past 31 years, Lyn has been employed as an Aboriginal teaching assistant, primary school teacher, education officer, Aboriginal studies consultant, Deputy Principal, researcher, writer, manager and lecturer. Some of her career highlights include working at Holy Rosary School, Derby, at Clontarf Aboriginal College, Perth and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University of Technology, Perth. In 2006, she returned to the Kimberley to take up an Associate Professorship at the University 's Broome Campus as Assistant Dean in the School of Arts & Sciences and Director of the Nulungu Research Instititue.  On the 31st March 2009, Lyn was appointed as Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor on the Broome Campus.

Lyn’s teaching and research work include Aboriginal history, education, identity, racism, human rights and oral history.