Indigenous Studies Group

The Indigenous Studies Group (ISG) is a broad network of Swinburne academic and general staff and higher degree research students that are engaging with Indigenous Studies.

It was established in May 2016 to develop and support Indigenous Studies at Swinburne. It aims to foster Indigenous Studies teaching, research, engagement and community collaborations.

Seminar Series

2018

24 April:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Initiatives, presented by Dr Justin Trounson

1 June: The rapidly growing world of Indigenous Astronomy, presented by Dr Duane Hamacher and Krystal De Napoli

2017

9 March: Indigenous Studies Projects Showcase, presented by Professor Josie Arnold, Dr Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek, Dr Karen Hughes, Dr Andrew Peters and Dr Justin Trounson

2 June: How do Indigenous Australians read the stars, presented by Dr Duane Hamacher

31 August: Indigenous staff and students at Swinburne, presented by Professor Andrew Gunstone and Dr Justin Trounson

14 September: Astronomy in the Classic Maya Period, presented by Professor Javier Mujeto

2016

2 June: Indigenous Research, presented by Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney

26 July: Indigenous Knowledge Hub, presented by Professor Josie Arnold

23 September: The Dark Side of Indigenous Enterprise, presented by Professor Dennis Foley

1 December: Indigenous Research Ethics, presented by Andrew Peters and Professor Andrew Gunstone 

Members and affiliated organisations

NameOrganisation
Christine Agius Department of Social Science
Josie Arnold Department of Media and Communication
Ann Baxter Department of Trades and Engineering Technology
Michela Betta Department of Management and Marketing
Joel Boojers Moondani Toombadool Centre
Liz Branigan Learning Transformations
Angela Burt Moondani Toombadool Centre 
Esther Chin Department of Media and Communication
Newton Daddow Student Services
Lisa Devlin-Neale Department of Health, Science, Education and Social Services
Jackie Dohaney Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Paul Dornan Department of Social Sciences
Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek Department of Communication Design and Digital Media
Andrew Gunstone Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Student Engagement)
Russel Haque Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Matthew Harker Faculty of Business and Law
Christine Hayes Department of Health, Science, Education and Social Services
Karen Hughes Department of Social Science
Indigo Holcombe James Faculty of Health Arts and Design
Julie Kimber Department of Social Science
Leila Koren Department of Design, Media and ICT
Lea Jones Moondani Toombadool Centre
Amanda Lawrence Centre for Urban Transitions
Dean Lusher Centre for Transformative Innovation
Jessica Mackelprang Department of Psychological Sciences
Llewellyn Mann Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Lucy Nicholas Department of Social Science
Matthew Parnell Department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design
Katya Pechenkina Learning Transformations
Andrew Peters Department of Social Science
Jeff Pfeifer Department of Psychological Sciences
Sharon Rice Department of Trades and Engineering Technology
Kiara Rule Moondani Toombadool Centre
Kurt Seemann Centre for Design Innovation
Stephane Shepherd Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science
Jill Slater Department of Trades and Engineering Technology
Angela Spinney Centre for Urban Transitions
Justin Trounson Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science
Jennifer Turner School of Engineering
Andrea Velardi Moondani  Toombadool Centre
Lorenzo Veracini Department of Social Science
Oliver Vodeb Department of Communication Design and Digital Media Design
Susan Werner Department of Health, Science, Education and Social Services 
Anne Williams Department of Health Professions
Tracy Young Department of Education

Contact

To join the Indigenous Studies Group or for further information, please contact:

Professor Andrew Gunstone
Executive Director (Reconciliation Strategy and Leadership)
Professor of Indigenous Studies

t: +61 3 9214 5101
e: agunstone@swinburne.edu.au