Barry Judd

Professor Indigenous Social Research

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

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Research interests


Barry Judd is a descendent of the Pitjantjatjara people of north-west South Australia, British immigrants and Afghan cameleers. He is a leading Australian scholar on the Aboriginal participation in Australian sports. Barry's main research interest is in issues about identity – what kind of Australian identities have been formed out of the colonial contact between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. His research focuses on Aboriginal people in sport as a way of engaging the broader population in difficult questions around the place of indigenous people in Australian society. Barry is a member of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN).


Education/Academic qualification



Master, The University of Melbourne


Bachelor, Ballarat University College


External positions

Member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (Cth)

2014 → …

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Research Output 2005 2019

Kapi Wiya: Water insecurity and aqua-nullius in remote inland Aboriginal Australia

Judd, B., 1 Feb 2019, In : Thesis Eleven. 150, 1, p. 102-118 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review



Judd, B., 1 May 2018, Aboriginal biocultural knowledge in south-eastern Australia. Melbourne : CSIRO, p. v-vii 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscriptResearch

Open Access

Book Review: Making a Difference

Judd, B., 31 Dec 2017, In : ab-Original. 1, 2, p. 283-288 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewResearch

book review

Colonialism and Race Relations in Remote Inland Australia: Observations from the Field of Australian Indigenous Studies

Judd, B., 31 Dec 2017, In : ab-Original. 1, 2, p. 214-242 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearch

colonial age

Letter from the Editors

Judd, B., Geczy, A., Troy, J., Adams, M. & Collard, L., 1 Jun 2017, In : ab-Original. 1, 1, p. v-xiv 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review