Our researchers

We maintain a highly productive interdisciplinary research team and a small number of research officers and support staff who build networks and partnerships to facilitate and coordinate research across academic, community and public sectors.

Research staff are employed under various arrangements and AIATSIS encourages Indigenous Researchers through its recently announced scholarship fund.

Research activities are conducted by the Research Program and the Native Title Research Unit, and are mainly carried out by staff researchers who are experts in their fields of study and practice

Name Research theme
Ms Alexandra Andriolo Land and water, Native title and traditional ownership Alexandra Andriolo

Alexandra Andriolo (nee Muir) joined AIATSIS in 2012 and is the Native Title Research and Access Officer.

Ms Anaisel Gabriela Lopez de Garcia Native title and traditional ownership Anaisel Lopez de Garcia

Anaisel Gabriela Lopez de Garcia is originally from Venezuela and has been living in Australia for the past four years.

Dr Belinda Burbidge Native title and traditional ownership, Land and water Dr Belinda Burbidge

Belinda is an anthropologist who has previously worked in the academic and applied research industries.

Dr Doug Marmion Languages and cultural expression Dr Doug Marmion

Originally from Perth, Doug worked as a teacher at Yirara College (a residential school for secondary age Aboriginal children from remote communiti

Dr Lisa Strelein Native title and traditional ownership, Land and water Photo of Dr Lisa Strelein

Lisa’s research and publications have focused on the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state, and the role of the courts in defining

Luke Smyth Native title and traditional ownership, Land and water Luke Smyth

Luke Smyth is a research officer within the Centre for Native Title, Land and Water Research at AIATSIS.

Dr Mary Anne Jebb Education and cultural transmission Dr Mary Anne Jebb

Mary Anne Jebb joined AIATSIS in 2014 as a Research Fellow.

Dr Michael Walsh Languages and cultural expression Dr Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh's research has focused on the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory over the last forty years.

Dr Rod Kennett Land and water, Native title and traditional ownership Dr Rod Kennett

Senior Research Fellow, AIATSIS Centre for Land and Water.

Stacey Little Native title and traditional ownership stacey little

Stacey Little is a senior research officer (legal) within the Centre for Native Title, Land and Water Research at AIATSIS.

Toni Bauman Land and water, Governance and public policy Toni Bauman

Toni Bauman is an anthropologist, mediator, facilitator and trainer who has published widely and made presentations to a range of

Dr Tran Tran Native title and traditional ownership, Land and water Dr Tran Tran

Tran Tran is a research fellow based in the Indigenous Culture and Heritage team.