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Michelle Evans

Associate Professor In Leadership
Management And Marketing
Indigenous leadership
Performance methodology
Indigenous entrepreneurship
Indigenous arts
Indigenous methodology
Indigenous community research
Indigenous business development
social sciences
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Michelle Evans

Business And Economics
Primary Interest
169902 - Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
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Michelle Evans


Dr Michelle Evans holds an Associate Professorship in Leadership at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne, specialising in the areas of Indigenous leadership and entrepreneurship. She is also co-Founder and Program Director of the award winning MURRA Indigenous Business Masterclass Program, based at Melbourne Business School where she completed her PhD.

Dr Evans has been awarded three Australian Research Council competitive grants and a Fulbright Scholarship and is widely published in this space. She teaches predominantly at senior executive and postgraduate levels. Prior to academia, Dr Evans was Founder of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of Arts. Together with her research, this provides a unique combination of professional experience in management, community engagement and facilitation in Indigenous leadership and policy development. She has been consulted by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, OECD and other public institutions as well as leading Australian organisations in development of their Reconciliation Action Plans. Dr Evans believes that the path to Indigenous self-determination is economic independence. In addition to establishing MURRA, Dr Evans has also established other initiatives designed to support Indigenous entrepreneurship including Walan Mayingu Indigenous entrepreneurship pop-up Hub, Indigenous Business Month and collaborated on the Native Title Operations and Management Training Program with the National Native Title Council.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 41 most recent scholarly works by Michelle Evans.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Postdoctoral Indigenous Scholarship

Australian-American Fulbright Commission


Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Award

The University of Melbourne





Associate Professor In Leadership

Management And Marketing

Academic Member

International Leadership Association

Certified Member (Cahri)

Australian Institute of Human Resources

Academic Member

Academy of Management

Academic Member

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Appointed Member

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies


PhD Management

Melbourne Business School

Master of Creative Arts

University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Arts Management

Victorian College of the Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Communications-Community Theatre)

Charles Sturt University