Lilly Brown

Dr Lilly Brown is a scholar, facilitator, educator, director and more recently, executive director in the youth mental health space. She has spent the last decade advocating for the self-determination of First Nations peoples, including supporting organisations across sectors, particularly in education, to develop practices of cultural safety and racial literacy, and to establish mechanisms of meaningful and sustainable governance that centre the critical knowledge and lived experience First Nations people bring to the table.  

She has a PhD in education from the University of Melbourne and as a former Charlie Perkins scholar, a Masters in Politics and Education from the University of Cambridge. However, the most profound learning ground for Lilly has been her work with First Nations young people and Elders.  

Lilly played a key role in the development of the pilot for the Aurora Education Foundation’s High School Program and remains a strong advocate for the important work Aurora continues to do. 

Lilly is a proud Gumbaynggirr woman and lives in Rubibi (Broome) on the unceded lands of the Yawuru people, which is also the traditional Country of her partner and children.