Aboriginal Research Methods and Ethics Master Class

10 August - 11 August 2012


Paul Hughes Room, City West campus

Dr Karen Martin

Associate Professor in Early Childhood Southern Cross University

The David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research will be hosting a Master Class with Dr Karen Martin about Aboriginal Research Methods and Ethics. 

Date 10 – 11 August
Time 10 am – 4 pm, lunch and afternoon tea included
Venue Paul Hughes Room, University of South Australia City West campus, Yungondi Builidng

Standard rate: $800
Early bird rate: $700 (register and pay before 27 July 2012)
Group bookings: group discount of 5% applies for 3 or more delegates from the same organisation
Please note this is a GST free event 

Master Class content

This Master Class will give you the opportunity to develop an appreciation and understanding of:

  • Aboriginal research methodologies and constructions of knowledge
  • Protocols for negotiating research within Aboriginal communities and/or with Aboriginal people
  • Ethical issues relating to research within Aboriginal communities and/or with Aboriginal people.

Who should attend?

  • Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people interested in research that concerns Aboriginal people, knowledges and culture.
  • It is for students, academics or professional people in government and non-government areas. It will be of particular interest to program managers or officers and academics involved in researching with Aboriginal people.

What participants get

  • Certificate of attendance
  • Book of readings
  • Study guide
  • Lunch and afternoon tea both days


Please fill in the registration form and fax it to Alex Sutton at 08 83027034.

Due to the popularity of this Master Class and the limited places available, registrations will close on Friday 27 July (5.00 pm).

Dr Karen Martin

Dr Karen Martin is a Noonuccal woman from North Stradbroke Island (south east Queensland) with Bidjara ancestry (central Queensland). Dr Martin completed a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) in 1988 and a Bachelor of Education in 1992 from Queensland University of Technology.

Dr Martin was awarded the Barbara Creaser Memorial Award from Early Childhood Australia in 2005 Karen was awarded a PhD from James Cook University titled, ‘Please Knock before You Enter: an Investigation of how Rainforest Aboriginal people regulate outsiders and the implications for western research and researchers’. She was awarded the JCU University Medal for this outstanding work. In 2007 Karen was also jointly awarded the Australian Association for Research in Education, Doctoral Research in Education Award. In 2008, Karen was honoured with the National NAIDOC Awards, Scholar of the Year.

Karen has been Deputy Chair of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (Department of Families & Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs) since 2010 and a Steering Committee member since 2003. Karen is an Academic Advisor to the Indigenous Clearinghouse Board (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare). She is a member of the Australian Institution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE). Dr Martin is currently an Associate Professor in Early Childhood with Southern Cross University. 

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