Lilly Brown belongs to the Gumbaynggirr people of the mid-north east coast of eastern Australia, and has strong familial and cultural connections to England and Scotland. Lilly has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology from the University of Western Australia, as well as First Class Honours in Indigenous Studies from the University of Melbourne. In 2012, Lilly completed an MPhil in Education at the University of Cambridge as a Charlie Perkins Scholar.
Currently working within the Australian Indigenous Studies program at the University of Melbourne, Lilly is a teaching specialist, lecturer and researcher. Her interests lie in knowledge production and dissemination, the link between knowledge and power, and the value of education as a tool to affect positive social change.