Tammy Small (family name Gordon) is a proud Wiradjuri woman who grew up in Western Sydney on Dharug country and spent a lot of time with family on Murie lands in Condobolin, NSW. She is first in her extended family to complete her HSC and continue onto tertiary education completing her Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts with a specialisation in Secondary Social Science Teaching at the University of Newcastle.
She has extensive experience in higher education settings where she has worked in various roles including Manager of Student Advancement, Indigenous Employment Coordinator, Academic Engagement, Tertiary Educator (Lecturer/tutorial teacher in Aboriginal Education and Contemporary Issues- core course for all Teaching students) and Project Officer for Indigenous PVC. Additional to her university sector knowledge Tammy has worked in a consultancy capacity where she reviewed and evaluated the impact, actions and trends of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) from businesses and organisations throughout Australia.
Tammy has a passion for writing and is currently collaborating with academics from multiple universities to produce two chapters in a book called Delivering Inclusive Learning which will published by Cambridge University Press in December 2021.