Research News

Indigenous Knowledge and Students Neglected by Science

An article written by Diana Day has been published in the June edition of the Australasian Science Magazine.

The article can be read [[||here]].

Scholarships and Awards

  • Short term post doctorate scholarship at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University awarded to Dennis Foley.

Conference Papers

Indigenous Knowledges Conference
June 2005
Wellington, New Zealand

  • Privatisation of Australia's freshwater commons: Implications for Indigenous water culture
    Associate Professor Diana Day
  • Black and White Science: Why Indigenous Australian students don't do university science'
    Associate Professor Diana Day and Claire McLisky (University of Melbourne)
  • Indigenous knowledges and university curriculum development
    Katrina Thorpe

3rd International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Cambridge, Britain

  • A search for a more complex truth in Academic: Indigenous Standpoint Theory'
    Dennis Foley

18th Australian New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
New Zealand
December 2004

  • Do Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs fit into mainstream society?
    Dennis Foley

Australian Institute of Torres Strait Islander Conference
November 2004

  • Indigenous Standpoint Theory: Why? When? and Who for? at the last November.
    Dennis Foley

Research and Consultancy Projects

  • The Koori Centre has just completed an internal research review and study of its use and development of learning journals in undergraduate teaching.
  • Diana Day has completed her consultancy report Opportunities for using Aboriginal water property for economic development and cultural heritage protections in NSW for the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs.
  • Peter Minter has been invited to the editorial board of the Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature and the Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Aboriginal Literature. He has been made an Honorary Associate of the Centre for the Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature, and is a co-applicant for an ARC Linkage Grant as part of that project.

PhD Research

  • Dennis Foley has recently successfully submitted his PhD on Aboriginal Entrepreneurship to the University of Queensland.
  • The Koori Centre has 4 academic staff with doctorates and a further 7 academic staff undertaking postgraduate research theses. Of these candidates, four will submit their theses over the next 12 months.