Associate Provost

Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO, BA (Hons), ANU, PhD Macq. U, D. Litt. ANU, FASSA   


Associate Provost; Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor; Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Studies Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health , The University of Melbourne 


Professor Langton, a proud descendent of the Yiman people of Queensland is an anthropologist, geographer and award-winning author, with a doctorate from Macquarie University and a number of honorary doctorates. She is the Director of the Indigenous Studies Unit in the Onemda Centre in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She established the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricula Project and expanded the project in 2020 in partnership with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education where it is now based with a new title – Ngarrnga. The Indigenous Knowledge Institute which she assisted in founding is also a partner. 

Her current research concerns alcohol management and domestic and family violence in Aboriginal settings, and Indigenous data governance and community data projects. She co-chaired the Voice Codesign Senior Advisory Group with Prof Tom Calma AO. In addition to her many academic publications, she is an award-winning author; her most popular book is Welcome to Country. A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia (Hardie Grant 2018, 2021) and more recently Law. The Way of the Ancestors with Prof Aaron Corn (Thames & Hudson 2023).