Bhiamie, is a Euahlayi man from north-west NSW with family ties to north-west QLD. As a Roberta Sykes Scholar, he completed a Masters of Arts in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University, and a Professional Studies Certificate in Indigenous Governance from the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona in the United States. His Honours thesis When the Wattle Flowers, investigated the roles and functions of Aboriginal Ranger organisations throughout Australia, comparing and contrasting them to the National Landcare program and it was awarded the Charlie D Jubb Prize for Environmental Research in 2014.
Bhiamie's fields of professional and academic experience include Indigenous land and water management, cultural burning, Indigenous youth leadership, Indigenous governance and Indigenous data sovereignty.
Bhiamie is currently enrolled in a PhD at the Australian National University where he is a Research Scholar at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. His PhD investigates Indigenous men and masculinities.
The COVID-19 crisis in western NSW Aboriginal communities is a nightmare realised, NITV, August 2021
Bushfire royal commission told Aboriginal people routinely ignored in post-disaster commissions, ABC News, June 2020
Bushfires Are 'Obliterating The Cultural Memory' of Indigenous Australians, Gizmodo, January 2020
The most valuable component of my time studying and researching was the experiences working with another First Nations community and my time learning and studying with the First Nations early career researchers. This is an experience you cannot get in Australia, European countries or many Ivy League institutions. I look forward to nurturing these relationships into the future, which is bright.