Annette Duffy received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Indigenous Spiritual Leadership in 2010. She has published nationally and internationally, receiving an international award for Inspirational Leadership. Her educational career spans thirty-five years as teacher, principal and supervisor of schools. Annette has been guest speaker in several forums across Australia, having received national awards for outstanding leadership in Indigenous Education. Annette migrated from Scotland to Australia with her husband, Brian, and their four children in 1988 on the wave of the bicentennial. Annette lives in the Queensland Rainforest, blessed to have her immediate and extended family nearby.