Information related to research interest "Australian Indigenous History"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Nat Sch of Arts

  • Dr Nell Musgrove

    Dr Nell Musgrove is an Australian historian with a particular interest in the field of child welfare history. Her research is particularly concerned with the human experiences of people whose lives have been shaped by their interactions with welfare systems, and with methodological questions about how historians can hear voices from the past, especially those whose perspectives are often obscured in the historical record. Her two major monographs - The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia (2018) and The Scars Remain (2013) - examine child welfare policy and practice over the course of more than a century to highlight the ways in which successive generations have been harmed by systems which claimed to protect them, and the extent to which historical failures have been recognised and addressed.

    Dr Musgrove is a distinguished archival historian who has worked extensively with Australian colonial records. Her work is also characterised by collaborative research including the collection of oral histories, co-research with care-leavers and others directly impacted by the history under examination, and interdisciplinary work.

    Dr Musgrove has experience supervising research students across a range of topics related to Australian history, child welfare history, gender history and Indigenous methodologies at Honours and postgraduate levels, and is an ACU accredited Higher Degree Research Supervisor.

    Phone : 03 9953 3208 (Melbourne) Email : Nell.Musgrove@acu.edu.au

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  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

  • Professor Janet Mooney

    Janet is a Yuin woman from the South Coast of NSW. She is currently a Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University. Prior to this she was the Director of the Koori Centre at the University of Sydney (1996 a?? 2013) and Lecturer/coordinator in the Aboriginal Education Assistants Program (1990 a?? 1996). She has also been a Secondary Teacher, Education Officer, and Consultant in Aboriginal Education. Janet has dedicated her career to improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal people and she strongly believes that education is a tool for social justice and therefore actively promotes exemplary and innovative educational practice. Her research interests include: the effective teaching of Indigenous students; Indigenous Studies; and interventions that make a difference in educational settings; i.e. employment and education, education policy and teaching, social justice, culture, history.

    Phone : 02 9701 4660 (North Sydney) Email : janet.mooney@acu.edu.au

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