Megan Davis is an Aboriginal woman (Cobble Cobble) from south east Queensland and of south-sea Islander descent (Vanuatu). She is a constitutional and human rights lawyer and professor of Law, and Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous at UNSW responsible for the provision of strategic direction and advice to the University particularly in relation to Idigenous education, research, employment and culture. Professor Davis has served as an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court since 2010 and is a serving expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues with the portfolios of Gender & Women, Administration of Justice, UNAIDS and UN Women.
Professor Davis participated in the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, which contributed to the development of norms in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Professor Davis serves as an expert member of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People.
Professor Davis works closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and led the Uluru dialogues for the Referendum Council from 2015-2017.