Ms Jackie Wurm

Position/s:Project Officer
Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research
Phone: +61 8 82012951
Location: Yunggorendi Mande (2.16)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia


Jackie has worked in a variety of cultural and educational settings that share a common thread of engaging and educating groups and individuals in urban and remote communities. This included nine years in Sydney and 13 years in the Northern Territory working with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, 24HR Art - NT Centre for Contemporary Art and the NT Government as well as Charles Darwin University, coordinating the Garma 2006 Key Forum on Indigenous Education and Training.
In Jackie joined Yunggorendi as Executive Officer in 2011 and is currently working as a Project Officer.
In 2008 Jackie helped establish Crossing the Ridges, a community of practice for professional staff at Flinders, that ran successfully until 2011 when the concept was integrated into the Professional Development Unit program.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide
Graduate Certificate in Management, Curtin University

Key responsibilities

  • manage special projects for Yunggorendi and the Dean of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement
  • coordinate communications and development activities for Yunggorendi

Research and supervision


Refereed conference papers
  • Bunda, T. and Wurm, J.A. (2013). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers - Tellin' the Stories of Teachers: Tellin' the Stories of Teaching. In J White, ed. AARE Conference Papers. Australian Association for Research in Education. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference. Adelaide, SA. Dec 2013. [Link]
  • Wurm, J.A. and Smith, P. (2008). Flinders' Benchmarking Register: A Practical Tool in Quality Assurance. In Kaaren Blom, Chair, Canberra Reference Group, AUQF2008, ed. Proceedings of AUQF2008. AUQA Occasional Publications ed. Melbourne: Australian Universities Quality Agency. Quality & Standards in Higher Education: Making a Difference. Canberra. Jul 2008, pp. 145-151. [Link]
Other public research outputs
  • Baker, A.C. and Wurm, J.A. (2011). Long Way Home: A Celebration of 21 Years of Yunggorendi First Nations Centre.
  • Wurm, J.A., MacGill, B.M. and Baker, A.C. (2011). Long Way Home: A Celebration of 21 Years of Yunggorendi First Nations Centre. Adelaide, Australia: Flinders University, pp. 1-60. [Link]

Professional and community engagement

inspiring achievement