Mandy is a Yindjibarndi woman who descends from the Lockyer family of the Pilbara region. Mandy is the Dean of Indigenous Futures at Curtin University which is responsible for ensuring Australia’s Indigenous futures across the nation’s culture and economy are supported and considered in the learning, research and partnership activities of the Faculty of Humanities. Additionally, Mandy is the Senior Indigenous Facilitator for the National Environmental Science Program’s Sustainable Communities and Waste Research Hub and the Co-Chair of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies National Research Ethics Committee.