Professor Steven Larkin is a Kungarakan man from Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia. He is currently the Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous Engagement at the University of Adelaide.
Professor Larkin holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Queensland University of Technology, a Master's degree in Social Science from Charles Sturt University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Queensland.
Professor Larkin has served on numerous national advisory committees in Indigenous Affairs across a number of portfolios. He has chaired the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council for three years (2009-2012); where he lobbied successfully to instigate the Behrendt Review on Indigenous higher education in Australia, and in doing so, was subsequently appointed as a member of the review panel.