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Researcher: Aitken, WA (Dr Wendy Aitken)

Fields of Research

Australian history
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy
Public policy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum and pedagogy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Higher education
Urban sociology and community studies
Human information interaction and retrieval
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Education policy
Political theory and political philosophy
Environment policy
Economic development policy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the law
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Social policy

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in human society
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Understanding Australia's past
Political systems
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Law reform
Institutional arrangements
Public services policy advice and analysis
Paper products and pulp

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Attribution Analysis: A Critique of the Policy Paradigm, with a Case Study of the Northern Territory Emergency Response
Community Voices; Reading Robinson: Companion Essays to Friendly Mission
Indigenous policy failure and its historical foundations; International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies
Policy Implications; Indigenous children growing up strong: a longitudinal study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
Situating Indigenous Knowledges and Governance Within the Academy in Australia; Handbook of Indigenous Education
The narratives of Albert Namatjira; Australian Aboriginal Studies
The Pulp Mill and the Air; Pulp Friction in Tasmania
Upholding heightened expectations of Indigenous children? Parents do, teachers do not; Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
Use of the web in tertiary research and education; Webology

Research Projects

2012: INASA Border Breach: Australia & the Global Circulation of Ideas, Melbourne; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Attendance at CPSA Conference 2015; Australian Research Council (ARC)
How do Indigenous Children grow up strong in education?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Indigenous Staff Scholarship Program; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
National Indigenous Research and Knowledge Network (NIRAKN); Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision