Master of Business Administration & Bachelor of Civil Laws
University of Oxford
Emma Garlett is a Nyiyaparli, Yamatji and Noongar Traditional Owner from Geraldton but now living in Perth. Emma is a strategy and planning specialist at BHP and a legal academic at Curtin Law School where she teaches administrative law. She is a qualified lawyer and previously worked at a leading law firm in Perth, Western Australia. Emma sits on both the Commercial Law Committee and the Indigenous Legal Issues Committee at the Law Society of Western Australia.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University, and has qualifications in community development. Emma was the first Aboriginal person to graduate from both the Curtin Law School and the Curtin Business school with a double degree. Emma is currently completing her Honours in Law and has presented her legal research at state environmental law conferences and is a regular mining industry and legal panellist.
With her John Monash Scholarship, Emma hopes to pursue both the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) at the University of Oxford, focusing on integrating Traditional Owner Native Title rights and interests in mining and environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and legal decisions to further the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage, recognise Indigenous knowledge and science and promote self-determination.