Megan Davis


Law Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor at UNSW Law, Sydney, Australia

Professor Megan Davis is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous and Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, Australia. Professor Davis is a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

She is former chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and is acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading constitutional lawyers who was a member of the Prime Minister’s Referendum Council, and the Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution.

In 2018, Ms. Davis was named Australia’s Most Influential Woman by the Australian Financial Review and was also a recipient of the Qantas Women of Influence Award, for her leadership in achieving the constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples, which led to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Davis is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. Furthermore, she is a Commissioner on the NRL/Australian Rugby League Commission.