Cathy has been continuing her research career and teaching Honours students at Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, Southern Cross University, since 2016.Prior to that she spent 20 years teaching and researching with the School of Environment at Griffith University, Brisbane Australia.
Cathy’s expertise is in the political economy of mining on Indigenous Lands, resource management on Indigenous lands, Indigenous curriculum development, research methodologies, Native Title, and impact assessment. She publishes widely and is currently a co researcher in two major Norwegian research projects with Sami colleagues at the Artic University in Tromso, Norway. These projects focus upon the comparative governance of resources on Indigenous lands across Norway, Sweden, Canada and Australia.
Cathy currently supervises a number of Honours and Phd students at Southern Cross University and has much experience in supervision of postgraduate students