Bachelor Education (Prim) (First Class Honours), PhD CSU
Nick was born in Aotearoa (NZ) and moved to Australia in the late 1980s. He retains his connection to his Whakapapa (heritage) through his association with his iwi, the Ngātiwai and Ngāpuhi. He has gained experience working with Indigenous Australian people and their communities of which they are a part, through the lens of his upbringing. That is to say, he has forged relationships based on respect for family, community and the land they occupy.
Nick Ruddell is a Lecturer in Indigenous Education. He has been the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship. His PhD examined an innovative middle school science teaching and learning program that included both Indigenous and Western knowledge systems. Critical Indigenous studies remains his area of interest.
Nick has accumulated professional experiences in Aotearoa, Australia and the United States of America. His involvement with CSU’s School of Indigenous Australian Studies began in 2015. Nick, is passionate about delivering teaching and learning opportunities that are accessible, relevant and positive.