The Project Team

Project Leader

Liz Mackinlay

  • Associate Professor, School of Education, The University of Queensland
  • Research interests include critical race theory and discourse, music education and gifted education, Aboriginal women’s music, performance pedagogy, autoethnographic approaches, and music and mothering
  • The Editor of the Music Education Research and Innovation (MERI) and Co-Editor of The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education

Project Manager

Katelyn Barney

  • Research Fellow, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, The University of Queensland
  • Research interests include collaborative research with Indigenous Australian women performers, teaching and learning in Indigenous studies, and facilitating support for Indigenous Australian postgraduate students
  • Co-leader of the OLT Australian Indigenous Studies Learning and Teaching Network, OLT National Teaching Fellow and Managing Editor of The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education

Project Team Members

John Bradley

  • Reader, the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University
  • Current projects include research on ethno ecology and the Sir Edward Pellew Group of Islands, music and landscape, memory and religion, Savana country, a Yanyuwa Dictionary/Encyclopedia, and the development of an Indigenous website

Cat Kutay

  • Research Engineer, the University of New South Wales
  • Developing Indigenous Knowledge Management and Language Teaching resources, language-teaching software and maintains web resources for BILBI and the Sydney Koori Interagency Network

Ian Lilley

  • Professor, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies at The University of Queensland
  • Professional archaeologist and oversees the ATSIS Unit’s teaching, research, consultancy and publication programs

John Maynard

  • Chair of Indigenous Studies at University of Newcastle
  • His traditional roots lie with the Worimi people of Port Stephens and his areas of research expertise include the rise of the Aboriginal political movement in the 1920s, inter-relationships between Aboriginal men and white women, and traditional Aboriginal life in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

Heidi Norman

  • Senior Lecturer, Social and Political Change, University of Technology Sydney
  • Her family descend from the Gamilaroi nation in north western New South Wales and she teaches in Australian and Indigenous history and politics

Sean Ulm

  • Director of the Tropical Archaeology Research Laboratory in the Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology at James Cook University Cairns
  • His research focuses on cultural and environmental change in coastal regions of the Pacific Basin over the last 10,000 years

Greg Williams

  • Acting Head of School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Charles Darwin University
  • Greg is engaged in the field of Indigenous education, Indigenous resource management, and Indigenous knowledge and economies within Australia and internationally

Reference Group Members

Clair Andersen

  • Director of the Riawunna Centre at the University of Tasmania
  • She has Yanyuwa and Gunggalida clan connections in the Gulf country of Northern Australia and her research interests are in the development of appropriate learning resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and improving education and training pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Lynette Russell

  • Deputy Dean, Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University
  • She has published widely in the areas of archaeological theory, Aboriginal history, post-colonialism and representation of race

Steve Larkin

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership at Charles Darwin University
  • He has extensive leadership experience in Indigenous organisations including the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, the Aboriginal Health Strategy Unit in the NT Health Services and the Community Development and Social Health Branch of the Federal Department of Health and Aged Care

External Evaluator

Carmen Robertson

  • Associate Professor, Art History, University of Regina
  • Carmen is a first nation’s Canadian and her research interests include Aboriginal Adult education, Indigenous arts and culture and she has a curatorial program of production