Mandy is a Yindjibarndi woman who descends from the Lockyer family from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Mandy is a Senior Research Services Officer at Curtin University. Previously as a Research Ethics Officer and Executive Officer to the Curtin University, Human Research Ethics Committee Mandy specialised in ethical considerations for high risk human research and non-traditional research outputs. Mandy’s research focus is institutional barriers to researchers following on from her Honours project. As an Aboriginal Doctor of Philosophy student at the University of Western Australia, Mandy’s research interest is in the decolonisation of research policy and the impacts of social policy to marginalised populations.
Mandy is a graduate of the Yorga Djenna Bidi Program through the Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute and has graduated from the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University with a Bachelor of Applied Science Indigenous Australian Research (Honours).
Mandy has 20 years of experience in the employment and education sector.
In 2016 Mandy was awarded the best submission in the stream of impacts at the Australasian Ethics Network Conference and in 2019 has presented her research findings at the Social Impact Festival and the Australasian Research Management Society Conference.
Experienced delivering university guest lectures as well as have spoken at the Australasian Ethics Network Conference, Australasian Research Management Society Conference, Social Impact Festival.