Sharon is a Bardi Kija woman from the Kimberley. She was awarded a 2013 Roberta Sykes Scholarship and completed a Masters in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford in 2014. She was Oxford's first Indigenous Australian graduate from a remote country (Broome).
Sharon has also completed, with a High Distinction average, a Bachelor of Education specialising in Aboriginal Studies, from the University of Notre Dame in 2013. She was awarded the Student of the Year Kullarri Region NAIDOC Award in 2011, and was the first Indigenous recipient of the University's Vice-Chancellor's Medal for outstanding academic results in the School of Education in 2010.
Sharon went on to serve as a mentor in the 2014 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour, worked as the Western Australian State Coordinator for The Aspiration Initiative, and was the Team Leader for Aboriginal Education at Catholic Education WA for five years.
Sharon is the Director of Education at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). She served on the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation as a Trustee in 2019 - 2021.
Teacher feature - Sharon Davis, Catholic Education Western Australia, Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education, August 2016
As an Aboriginal woman, I've learned education is essential to our freedom, Sharon Davis for IndigenousX, The Guardian, February 2016
As an Aboriginal teacher situated in the Kimberley with a Masters from the University of Oxford, I will be in a unique position to reach beyond the classroom and influence what happens with educational policy and practice in our children's schools.