I am a lecturer and supervisor within Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples at Southern Cross University. I have had more than two decades experience in academic positions in several universities, and have worked in Queensland Government environment and health departments in senior policy and project roles.


As an active scholar and researcher I have an enduring and maturing research interest in the areas of Indigenous research methodologies and curriculum; Indigenous peoples and natural resource development / extractivism; development, environment and health. Currently I am collaborating with colleagues at the University of Queensland on a work-integrated learning project.


I am currently supervising PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters and Honours students, and have previously successfully supervised many students to completion within all these programs at Southern Cross and Griffith Universities.


I have taught across numerous disciplines at University of Queensland, Griffith University and Southern Cross University, including: environmental policy; environmental sustainability; Indigenous peoples and the environment (extractivism); health policy / planning; Indigenous health; natural resource management; community engagement; development studies; science, technology and society; and sociology of religion.


I am a member of the CSIRO Social and Interdisciplinary Science Human Research Ethics Committee (CSSHREC). I have been a member of the Committee for 7 years.

Graduate School

Looking to further your studies with a research master's or doctorate?

View our higher degree by research options