Sherie Bruce

Sherie Bruce

Senior Consultant

Biography

Sherie is an Arrernte woman of Mparntwe (Alice Springs) (Maternal) with a deep cultural connection to the Yolgnu of Ramingining, Northern Territory and has Scottish ancestors (Paternal). Currently, Sherie lives on Darumbal Country at Toonoonba (Rockhampton) in Central Queensland.

She is a passionate scientist with the ability to provide effective and comprehensive multitasking abilities, analytical thinking, exceptional communication skills, and problem-solving.

Sherie can quickly adapt to new technology and exhibits excellent leadership, management, and motivational skills. She is highly experienced in quantitative research, laboratory skills, writing, business analysis, data analysis, project management, and cultural safety.

Sherie is passionate about community initiatives, citizen science, permaculture, fungi, and securing environmental, social, and economic justice for Australian First Nations People.

Sherie is an Environmental Scientist and is the Senior Consultant: Sustainability and Innovation at Murawin. Her role includes providing advice on social, economic, environmental, cultural heritage, finance and technological solutions. Additionally, Sherie contributes to the content development and delivery of Murawin’s RAP and training services.

Sherie is currently researching Environmental Biotechnology waste solutions at CQUniversity and is the Course Coordinator and Lecturer of the unit First Nations and Community Engagement.

Her previous position was with CQUniversity as a Project Research Officer, working on an Australian First Nations digital training tool. Sherie is deeply committed to Indigenising the Curriculum at CQUniversity and is one of the Champions supporting the Communities of Practice team. 

As a passionate advocate of equality and equity, Sherie focuses on Australian First Nations rights, social justice and the environment. She has lived and worked in remote, regional, and urban communities. With a work history encompassing environmental advocacy, mining, Queensland Government, academia and other sector non-profits, Sherie has developed unique insights into communities’ needs

Sherie is the Deputy Chair of Queensland Conservation Council (QCC), the peak non-profit body representing Queensland conservation groups. She is pleased to be working with the QCC Executive and staff on implementing reconciliation practices, including a Reconciliation Action Plan and other decolonising strategies.

Qualifications

  • PhD Candidate
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) 
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science  
  • Member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand 
  • Member of the Australasian Mycological Society 
  • Member of the Central Queensland Mining Rehabilitation Group 

Volunteering

  • Champion of Indigenising the Curriculum – Communities of Practice CQUniversity 
  • Deputy Chair, Queensland Conservation Council 
  • Committee Member, Fungi Map Australia 
  • Cultural Advisor, Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia