Professor Megan Davis
Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous

Professor Megan Davis

Professor Megan Davis is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous. As PVCI, Prof Davis leads UNSW's Indigenous Strategy and is the Director of Nura Gili: Centre for Indigenous Programs.

Prof Davis is a Professor of Law and the Balnaves Chair of Constitutional Law. She is a Cobble Cobble woman and a renowned constitutional lawyer and public law expert, focusing on advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Her work extends internationally, through roles at the United Nations, focusing on global Indigenous rights. In this capacity, she was elected by the UN Human Rights Council to the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples based in Geneva in 2017 and again in 2019 (2019-2022). She is currently the Chair of the Expert Mechanism. 

Prof Davis is an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. She is also a member of the NSW Sentencing Council and an Australian Rugby League Commissioner. Prof Davis was Director of the UNSW Indigenous Law Centre (2007-2017) and Director of the Bill of Rights project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law (2002-2004).