Meet our members

We coordinate the Indigenous Research Network, which enables researchers to become full or associate members.

You can also apply to join the Indigenous Research Network.

Indigenous Research Network

Full members

Dr Bianca Beetson

Director

Indigenous Research Unit

(Kabi Kabi and Waradjuri First Peoples)

Professor Roianne West

Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery

(Kalkadunga and Djaku-nde First Peoples)

Dr Debbie Bargallie

Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow, Griffith Institute for Educational Research

(Kamilaroi and Wonnarua First Peoples)

Dr Kerry Bodle

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Academic Director, Griffith Business School

(Karendali, Kalali and Waka Waka First Peoples)

Ms Rae Cooper

QCA International Convenor and Design Course Convenor & Lecturer

(Worimi First People)

Dr Fiona Foley

Lecturer, Queensland College of Arts

(Badtjala First People)

Dr Kerry Hall

Lecturer, First Peoples Health

(Kuku Yalanji and Lama Lama First Peoples)

Ms Jessica Harris

Social Marketing @ Griffith

(Darkinjung First People)

Ms Michelle Hobbs

Lecturer, Australian Rivers Institute/Environment and Science

(Bidjara and Dunghutti First Peoples)

Dr Heron Loban

Senior Lecturer, Humanities, Languages & Social Science, and Law Futures Centre

(Mabuiag and Boigu First Peoples)

Ms Krystal Lockwood

Lecturer, Criminology and Criminal Justice

(Gumbaynggirr and Dunghutti First Peoples)

Dr Carol McGregor

CAIA Program Leader, Queensland College of Art

(Wathaurung, Kulin Nation First People)

Mr Troy Meston

Lecturer - School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

(Gamilleroi First People)

Associate Professor Naomi Sunderland

HDR Coordinator, School of Human Services and Social Work and Co-Convenor, Music and Communities Research

(Wiradjuri First People)

Dr Harry Van Issum

Senior Lecturer - School of Education and Professional Studies

(Woppaburra First People)

Associate members

  • Mr Stephen Corporal
  • Ms Ronell Wilson
  • Ms Jennifer Campbell
  • Ms Candace Kruger
  • Ms Kyly Mills
  • Ms Somer Wrigley
  • Ms Leda Barnett
  • Ms Arabella Douglas
  • Mr Bart Stanford

Apply for membership

The Indigenous Research Network has three categories of membership:

Full membership

Must be an employee of the University and research active (or working towards being research active) as defined by Griffith University policy.  Full members have access to our facilities, equipment, hot desks, research assistant desk space and boardroom, as well as the benefits of associate membership.

Associate membership

Must be an employee of the University. Associate members are eligible to apply to the Indigenous Research Unit for small grants scheme funding and conference support, have access to mentoring support and receive information on the latest news, research seminars and training, academic and social events.

External membership

Academics, community or industry members or clinicians actively engaged in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research activities. Members have access to mentoring support and receive information on the latest news, research seminars and training, academic and social events.

More information

Our Indigenous Research Unit team can help answer your questions