Emily Munro-Harrison

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2017 Fellow

Emily Munro-Harrison is a Wiradjuri woman and an early career academic.

She has worked in policy, evaluation and research, with a focus on participatory and community led methods in Indigenous youth justice, prevention of violence, place-based research, and health and wellbeing.

With qualifications in social science, environment and creative writing, Emily’s research approach focuses on community identified and driven needs. She uses qualitative methods to centre the voice of those the research is designed to benefit.

Emily co-founded the Indigenous Group of Learning, a cultural support and visitation program for Aboriginal men at Port Phillip Prison in 2016. She has worked closely with a range of youth-focused organisations, including the Koorie Youth Council, VACCA, Whitelion and 100 Story Building. In 2019 Emily joined the Justice Involved Young People’s Network working group.

Emily is a Poche Indigenous Leadership Fellow (2017), University of Melbourne.

Emily is completing her PhD in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Candidate (currently completing) – Public Health – University of Melbourne
  • Post-Baccalaureate in Creative Writing – Columbia University (New York)
  • Master of Environment – University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Social Work) – RMIT

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