Academic supervisors

Meet our academic staff

Academic staff at Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples can provide supervision for postgraduate research studies within various discipline areas for Honours and Doctorate (PhD) awards. This can be as either a full or co-supervisor.

Cathy Howlett

Dr Catherine Howlett

Director of Higher Degrees Research Training

Cathy's expertise is in the political economy of mining and resource management on Indigenous Lands, Indigenous curriculum development, research methodologies, Native Title, and impact assessment. She is a co-researcher in two major Norwegian research projects with Sami colleagues at the Artic University in Tromso, Norway on comparative governance of resources on Indigenous lands across Norway, Sweden, Canada and Australia.

Dr Stuart Barlo

Dean and Head of School Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples

Stuart Barlo is an Aboriginal man from the Yuin nation from the far south coast of New South Wales. Stuart's PhD developed an Indigenous research methodology to understand and investigate the restoration of dignity for Aboriginal men. This process has prompted a dialogue on the theory surrounding the concept of the agency of Indigenous knowledge. Prior to this, Stuart was a social worker working in remote Australia.

Dr Shawn Wilson

Senior Lecturer

Shawn is Opaskwayak Cree from northern Manitoba, Canada and now lives on Bundjalung land in eastern Australia. He is Director of Research at Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples. His doctoral thesis was in Indigenous knowledge, which followed study in psychology and zoology. His presentations communicate the theories underlying Indigenous research methodologies to diverse audiences.

Dr Monica Seini


Monica has a diverse background in environmental science, sociology, policy and politics. Her research interests include Indigenous research methodologies and curriculum; Indigenous peoples and natural resource development / extractivism; development, environment and health. She has more than two decades experience in academic positions, and government environment and is a member of the CSIRO Social and Interdisciplinary Science Human Research Ethics Committee.

Contact Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples

Dean and Head Director Higher Degree Research  Enquiries
Dr Stuart Barlo Dr Catherine Howlett Reception and admission
T: +61 2 6620 3553
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T: +61 438570950
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