Vincent completed his doctoral degree at The University of Cambridge in Psychology & Education with a core focus within Indigenous Research.  He matriculated from Trinity College (2013), as the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to complete a PhD at Cambridge. He has also completed a Master of Philosophy in Psychology and Education at Cambridge prior to his doctorate studies.  He also holds a first class honours (BA) majoring in Anthropology and Psychology from James Cook University. Vincent has held a visiting fellowship to Trinity College, University of Melbourne.   He holds professional associations with the British Psychological Society (BPS), The Australian Psychological Society (APS) as well as The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). Vincent’s doctoral research looked at the relationship between Indigenous Stories and Learning through a critical lens of Indigenous Epistemology and the psychological literature on Learning theory. His research informs Indigenous Education, Educational Psychology and broadly Indigenous Research.

Vincent is currently an adjunct researcher with the University of Cambridge faculty of Education working on teacher-student relationships, educational climate and social and emotional mental health.  Vincent held the position of Senior Teaching Fellow Department of Psychology and Human Development - UCL Institute of Education, London.  In this role he supervised MSc students towards completion of their dissertations.  He now holds the role of Senior Lecturer, James Cook University, Cairns within the Indigenous Education and Research Centre where he teaches within the Indigenous Studies program for undergraduate subjects.

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  • 2013 to 2018 - Cambridge Australia Scholar
  • 2013 to 2018 - Trinity College, Cambridge Scholar
  • 2013 to 2014 - Chevening Scholar
  • 2013 to 2018 - Charlie Perkins Scholar

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  • Exploring Indigenous Cultural Competence in Legal Practitioner Client Relations (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • My journey towards language: An Autoethnography of Wakka Wakka Reclamation (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • A Synchronic Study of the Torres Strait Islander Student Achievement levels in Literacy and Numeracy (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Presentations of the indigenous learner and (Re)Presentations of the Indigenous student in the Australian educational discourse (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • The Larger Implications of a Focus on Indigenous Year 12 Certification (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Reconciliation and Resistance: An Exploration of Resistance towards Reconciliation following Crimes against Humanity. Comparative Case Studies form Northern Ireland and Australia (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence in legal service delivery; how can it be defined, measured and produced? (2022, Masters , Primary Advisor)

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