Megan Davis

Born:October 6, 1975 (age 46)
Career:UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Chair, 2021-present
University of New South Wales pro-vice-chancellor, indigenous, and Balnaves chair in constitutional law, 2021-present
United Nations International Lawyer, 1999-2004
Education:University of Queensland

Megan Davis is an Australian Aboriginal activist and professor of law at the University of New South Wales. She is Cobble Cobble Aboriginal and South Pacific Islander and was the first Aboriginal Australian member of a United Nations body.

Davis was born October 6, 1975, in Monto, Queensland, and attended the University of Queensland for her law degree.

Davis served as an international lawyer at the United Nations and worked on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from 1999-2004. In 2010 Davis was appointed to United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, serving from 2011-2016. She became a member of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2017 and was appointed chair in July 2021. In 2021 Davis was appointed pro-vice-chancellor, indigenous, and Balnaves chair in constitutional law at the University of New South Wales.

Sources:
Australian National University (n.d.). “Professor Megan Davis” National Centre for Indigenous Genomics. Retrieved March 24, 2020. https://ncig.anu.edu.au/professor-megan-davis.

Inside UNSW (2020). “UNSW Professor named Chair in Constitutional Law” Inside UNSW, September. Retrieved March 24, 2020. https://www.inside.unsw.edu.au/social-impact/unsw-professor-named-chair-in-constitutional-law.

The Uluru Statement (n.d.). “Professor Megan Davis” The Uluru Statement. Retrieved March 24, 2022. https://ulurustatement.org/about-us/our-people/megan-davis/.

UNSW Sydney (n.d.). “Professor Megan Jane Davis” UNSW Sydney. Retrieved March 24, 2020. https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/professor-megan-jane-davis.