Native title and traditional ownership research team

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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 Indigenous peoples’ rights.

Lisa has made a significant contribution to academic debate on native title in Australia, including her book: Compromised Jurisprudence: Native Title Cases since Mabo. 

Lisa maintains strong networks within the native title system, conducting research projects in partnership with, or in response to, the needs of native title representative bodies and claimants as well as government departments....

Dr Tran Tran

Dr Tran Tran

Tran Tran is a research fellow based in the Indigenous Culture and Heritage team at AIATSIS. Her research focus is the transition from native title recognition to the realisation of community benefit. 

Tran completed her PhD on the way in which knowledge structures are translated into legal and political institutions in the context of water management in the Canning Basin Western Australia. Before completing her PhD, Tran worked in the Native Title Research Unit as a research fellow and managed the Native Title Representative Bodies Knowledge Management Project and PBC...

Stacey Little

Stacey Little

Stacey Little joined AIATSIS in 2015 as the Senior Research Officer (Legal). Stacey holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law, and has worked in native title law since 2014. Prior to joining the Native Title Research Unit at AIATSIS, Stacey worked in the legal department of a native title representative body in Western Australia.

Stacey’s research interests include native title jurisprudence, compensation, the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander laws and customs and Australian law and policy, as well as social justice and environmental issues.