Nareen is Industry Professor at Jumbunna Institute of Education and Research. She leads Jumbunna's highly innovative Indigenous People and Work Research and Practice Hub (the Hub), the only one of its kind internationally, which focuses on robust research and analysis, policy, practice, people and law reform around the workplace experiences of Indigenous people and leads the National Indigenous employment sector.
The Hub collaborates extensively with other organisations in the employment Diversity sector, other faculties at UTS and works with private and public sector organisations as both collaborators and clients.
Nareen is one of Australia's leading and most respected workplace Diversity practitioners and thinkers and managed two Diversity peak bodies (Diversity Council Australia and NSW Working Women's Centre), with enormous impact and success, for over 15 years and was then Director and Employment Lead at PwC's Indigenous Consulting for three years. She has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for her work, has commentated widely, presented both Nationally and internationally, and published.
Nareen also has significant governance experience, spent a term as Director, Indigenous Business Australia and currently sits on the boards of Souths Cares, BlakDance and Refugee Talent.
Nareen was the recipient of the inagural Westpac/Farifax Women of Influence award for Diversity in 2012
Nareen was one of the Sydney Morning Herald/The Age '20 Most Influential Women in Australia' in 2012
Nareen has been listed in the 'Who's Who of Australian Women' since 2008