Indigenous and Aboriginality experts

Murdoch University’s experts on Australian Indigenous Studies and Aboriginality in Australia are involved in the teaching, learning and research of relevant histories, anthropology, politics and sociology.

Murdoch’s on campus Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre is directly involved in fostering programs and initiative that encourage increased participation in tertiary education by Indigenous students.

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Nado Aveling

Dr Nado Aveling

Anti-discriminatory education and social justice

Dr Nado Aveling is an expert on anti-discriminatory education within a post-colonial framework. Her research focuses on the social construction of gender and race identities and deconstructing the “normativity of whiteness" through field-based research.

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Professor Bruce Walker

Back pain and manual therapies

Professor Bruce Walker DC, MPH, DrPh, FRCC (UK) AM is the Associate Dean of Research in the School of Health Professions.
His research interests include spinal pain, manual therapies, adverse events from spinal manipulation, and evidence-based practice.
Professor Walker is a member of the scientific advisory committee of ANZMUSC and a member of the Spine Society of Australia. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Chiropractic & Manual Therapies.
Glen Stasiuk

Glen Stasiuk

Film production and Indigenous history and community

Glen Stasiuk is the award-winning Director of The Forgotten, a documentary examining the Aboriginal community's contribution to the Australian Armed Forces in the 20th Century, voted best documentary at the 2003 West Australian Screen Awards (WASA).

Recent productions include Noongar of the Beeliar (Swan River), Weewar, The Ngallak Koort Boodja Project and a short documentary, Footprints in the Sand, which he wrote and directed for the National Indigenous Documentary Initiative (NIDF7) in 2007.

Glen's film Gnulla Katitjin Quoppardar Boodjar (Our Understanding of Beautiful Country) was launched in York in October 2008 to further acclaim. In 2011 he was awarded a major Australian Research Council grant to examine the penal history of Rottnest Island.

To reach these experts for media enquiries, contact:

Joanne Manning
Media & Communications Advisor
Phone: 08 9360 2474
Mobile: 0408 201 309
J.Manning@murdoch.edu.au
Pepita Smith
Media & Communications Advisor
Phone: 08 9360 1289
Mobile: 0417 171 551
P.Smyth@murdoch.edu.au

For all other enquiries, please ring reception on 08 9360 6000.