Indigenous issues

In post-colonial societies, such as Australia, research into Indigenous issues is primarily concerned with advancing the position and knowledge base of Indigenous people. It also has the potential to contribute to a deeper understanding of past conflict, current problems and future directions within society more broadly. The Faculty contributes to both these dimensions of research in its research higher degree program, and in research conducted in collaboration with Indigenous researchers and communities. Improving the educational and social outcomes of Indigenous people are key aims of this work.

Researchers in this area include:

Dr David Hirsh Associate Dean, Postgraduate Programs
Keywords: language & culture, indigenous language use, second language vocabulary development, academic acculturation
Ms Kate (Catherine) Keeley Lecturer; Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies BA/BEd(Secondary combined degree) ; Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Society and Culture Master of Teaching Program
Keywords: Early career teachers and accreditation, Aboriginal education, Global education, Juvenile justice, Legal Studies and legal issues within education, Social justice and equality, Environmental education
Ms Catherine Burgess Lecturer in Education and Aboriginal Studies Curriculum Methods; PhD Candidate
Ms Katrina Thorpe PhD candidate; Lecturer
Dr Louisa Peralta Faculty Ethics Reviewer; Lecturer in Physical Education and Professional Practice; First Year Experience and Social Inclusion Academic Coordinator
Keywords: Pedagogies in physical education, physical activity, health promotion, fundamental movement skills, school-based programs
Mr John Hobson Lecturer in Indigenous Education; Director, Graduate Indigenous Education Programs
Keywords: Australian languages, Indigenous languages education, language revival, Indigenous teacher education, ICT in education.
Ms Susan Poetsch Lecturer - Indigenous Education
Keywords: Australian languages, Indigenous languages education, language revival, Indigenous teacher education.
Adjunct Professor Cathryn McConaghy Adjunct Professor