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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance

ATSIMA Chairperson

The Chairperson of ATSIMA is Dr Chris Matthews.

Chris is a Noonuccal man from Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island), Quandamooka First Nation (Moreton Bay) in Queensland. Chris completed his PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2003.

During 2009-2012, Chris was the patron of the national project Make it Count which was managed by the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers.

You can contact Chris as follows:


Executive Officer

The Executive Officer of ATSIMA is Caty Morris. In the role of National Manager Indigenous Programs for the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc (2009-2013), Caty managed the Closing the Gap project Make it count: Numeracy, mathematics & Indigenous Learners.

Currently Caty is Senior Project officer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education at Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority.

You can contact Caty as follows:

Business and Events Manager

The Business and Events Manager  of ATSIMA is Melinda Pearson.

Melinda has worked with ATSIMA since conception. Melinda also worked on the Make it Count Project with Caty Morris at The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers for the duration of the project. Melinda has been involved in the organisation of all the ATSIMA conferences and has a lot of experience in managing events and is very excited to be involved in the business management of ATSIMA.

You can contact Melinda as follows: or 0414 322 372.

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