|2016 - Present||Academic, Southern Cross University ‐ Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples|
|2003 - 2016||Senior Lecturer, Griffith University ‐ Griffith School of Environment|
|1996 - 2003||Research Assistant, Griffith University|
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Journal articles (11)
Accumulating minerals and dispossessing Indigenous Australians: native title recognition as settler‐colonialism Antipode (2019)
The changes in regulation of mineral development on Indigenous people's lands, wrought by the advent of native title in Australia, created an impression that the political economy of mining on Indigenous people's lands would be ...
The friction of fracking: discursive constraints on Aboriginal participation in coal seam gas in Northern NSW The Extractive Industries and Society (2017)
Australia’s economic development has historically been closely tied to the extractive industries sector. Currently, opportunities abound for Aboriginalpeoples to engage with, and potentially benefit from engagement with a variety of extractive industries. Using a case ...
Good CoPs and bad CoPs: facilitating reform in first-year assessment via a Community of Practice Higher Education Research and Development (2016)
The idea and implementation of learning communities are gaining favour in higher education institutions. In particular, there are a number of successful examples to emerge of the application of the Community of Practice (CoP) framework ...
Media Constructions of Aboriginality: implications for engagement with coal seam gas development in Australia Australian Geographer (2015)
Recent neo-liberal policy frameworks in Australia advocate economic development opportunities for Aboriginal Australians as a viable strategy to redress the marginalisation and social disadvantage that appear to characterise many Aboriginal communities. In New South Wales ...
Indigenising the Griffith School of Environment curriculum: where to from here? The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (2013)
This article presents a discussion on a study undertaken by academics within the Griffith School of Environment, Brisbane, Australia that sought to explore the potential of an Indigenised curriculum to attract and retain Indigenous students, ...
Indigenous free prior informed consent: a case for self determination in World Heritage nomination processes International Journal of Heritage Studies (2013)
Free prior informed consent is a critical concept in enacting the rights of Indigenous People according to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This paper outlines a case for the inclusion ...
Neoliberalism, mineral development and Indigenous people: a framework for analysis Australian Geographer (2011)
There have been suggestions in recent literature that neoliberalism and globalisation present positive opportunities for Indigenous communities engaging in resource development projects on their traditional lands. This paper will present evidence from preliminary research on ...
Flogging a Dead Horse? Neo-Marxism and Indigenous Mining Negotiations Australian Journal of Political Science (2010)
Historically, Indigenous Australians have been marginalised, both economically and politically, in mineral development processes in Australia. The Australian state structures the interaction between Indigenous people and mining companies through general legislation and policies, and is ...
Retaining Indigenous students in tertiary education: lessons from the Griffith School of Environmnet The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (2008)
Low retention of Indigenous peoples in all Australian universities has been identified as a problematic issue by the Australian Federal government. Griffith University (GU), Queensland, Australia, provided funding to examine the factors affecting Indigenous retention ...
Book chapters (1)
Mining towns or towns with mining?: considering community, place and collective identities in pre-mining transitions Institute of Australian Geographers Conference (2015)
Many cities, towns and communities in Australia are heavily dependent on the mining industry. Indeed, in some places mining forms part of a place’s and a community’s identity – they call themselves ‘a mining town’. ...