ProVice-Chancellor Indigenous

Professor Megan Davis is Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and a Professor of Law at UNSW Sydney. A Cobble Cobble woman from Monto in south-east Queensland, Megan is the Australian Financial Review’s 2018 Woman of Influence. Megan is an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court, a member of the NSW Sentencing Council and an Australian Rugby League Commissioner. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. Between 2006 and 2016, she was Director of the Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW. On the world stage, Megan has held several positions with the United Nations, becoming the first Indigenous Australian to sit on a UN body. Those positions have included Chair and expert member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2011-2016); Rapporteur of the UN EGM on an Optional Protocol to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2015); and an expert member of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2017). A constitutional lawyer who researches in public law and public international law, Megan’s focus is on constitutional design, democratic theory and Indigenous peoples. Since 2011, she has been the leading constitutional lawyer working on Indigenous constitutional reform. In that year, she was appointed to the Prime Minister's Expert Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution. In 2015, she was appointed by the PM to the Referendum Council and designed the deliberative constitutional dialogue process the Council undertook. Megan supports the North Queensland Cowboys and the Queensland Maroons.


Megan Davis