Bronwyn Bethel runs NU-Q’s Writing Center and has helped to establish a robust and professional team of peer tutors for the university’s student body. Bethel is also an adjunct instructor of English in the NU-Q liberal arts program.

She taught in indigenous education in Australia for 15 years with the last eight years of that period spent as the director of an indigenous tertiary education program aimed at ensuring more indigenous teachers were placed in Australian classrooms. She then moved to the Gulf region where she has lectured and run writing centers in universities both in Dubai and Qatar.

Her research interest and publications revolve around the empowerment and equity of indigenous Australians through education. She has a Master of Education; a Graduate Diploma of further education and training; a First Class Honors degree; and a Bachelor of Arts in literature, communications, and history.


2008, Chapter 9: “The Equity and Empowerment of Australian Indigenous Women Through Success in Education: Australia’s Own Daughters of the Dreaming.” Women Education and Empowerment: A Global Perspective. Debashree Mukherjee (editor). The Icfai University Press, Punjagutta.

2006, “Critical Approaches to Indigenous Teacher Education in Queensland: The Case of RATEP.” International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/7106/