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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Associate Professor Bruce Walker

Back pain, manual therapies and indigenous health

Associate Professor Bruce Walker is the Head of Discipline for Chiropractic and the Associate Dean of Research in the School of Health Professions.

His research interests include spinal pain, manual therapies, adverse events from spinal manipulation, Indigenous health, and evidence-based practice.

Associate Professor Walker is a national executive member of the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA), a member of the Australian Epidemiological Association, the Spine Society of Australia and the National Network of Spine Scientists. He is currently Editor-in-Chief to the journal of Chiropractic & Manual Therapies and a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee at Murdoch University.
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:

Luke McManus
Media & Communications Advisor
Phone: 08 9360 2491
Mobile: 0400 297 221
l.mcmanus@murdoch.edu.au

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