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
Alexandra Andriolo Land and water Alexandra Andriolo

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

Ash Pollock-Harris Languages and cultural expression Ash Pollock-Harris

Ash Pollock-Harris joined the Indigenous Culture and Heritage Unit in 2018 as a Project Manager. Ash is a Wiradjuri and Ngunnawal man.

Dr Belinda Burbidge Land and water Belinda Burbidge

Belinda Burbidge joined AIATSIS in 2015 as a Research Fellow in the Native Title Research Unit.

Dr Doug Marmion Culture and Heritage, Languages and cultural expression Dr Doug Marmion

Doug taught for three years at Yirara College in Alice Springs, followed by three years as Adult Educator at Walungurru (also known as Kintore), in

Jacqueline Battin Languages and cultural expression, Culture and Heritage Jaqueline Battin

Jacqui is a research officer in the Indigenous Culture and Heritage unit at AIATSIS.

Mr Jason Lee Languages and cultural expression Jason Lee

Jason joined AIATSIS in 2018 as the Senior Project Manager, Linguistics, of the National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR) 2019.

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 Land and water Luke Smyth

Luke joined AIATSIS in 2015 and is a research officer in Native Title, Land and Water.

Dr Mary Anne Jebb Culture and Heritage 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.

Stacey Little Native title and traditional ownership Stacey Little

Stacey Little joined AIATSIS in 2015 as the Senior Research Officer (Legal).

Toni Bauman Governance and public policy, Land and water 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 Culture and Heritage, 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 at AIATSIS.

Last reviewed: 26 Nov 2019