Barry Judd

Professor Indigenous Social Research

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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. Since 2011 Barry has gained significant experience in the research of social issues that impact Aboriginal peoples who live in remote inland Australia.  He has been awarded a number of category one research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and is published widely.  His research interest straddles several disciplines including history, sociology, political science, public policy and environmental science.  Barry also has a deep interest in the ethical frameworks that govern and direct research engagements with Indigenous peoples.  Barry has an outstanding record of scholarly publication that includes one monograph and two edited book volumes. 

Barry has successfully supervised a number of students to completion of their PhD projects and is well placed to provide supervision to candidates who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. 

Barry is a member of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). Barry is an Honorary Fellow of the School of Humanities, The University of Western Australia (UWA).  Barry is co-editor of ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples Cultures, published by Penn State Press.  Barry is a member of the board at the Strehlow Research Centre in Alice Springs. 

Barry lives and works in Alice Springs where were is committed to research that gives voice to Aboriginal peoples who live in the remote inland Australia. 



Education/Academic qualification



Monash University

University of Melbourne

Master, The University of Melbourne


Bachelor, Ballarat University College


External positions

Honorary Fellow, University of Western Australia

1 Jun 2018 → …

Co-Editor ab-Original Journal , University of Sydney

2018 → …

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

2014 → …

Member, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Research Output 2005 2020

FW Albrecht, Assimilation Policy and the Lutheran experiment in Aboriginal Education 1950s-1960s

Ellinghaus, K. & Judd, B., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Questioning Indigenous-Settler Relations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Maddison, S. & Nakata, S. (eds.). Springer Singapore, (Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australia and the World; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

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


Sports and Indigenous Peoples

Hallinan, C. & Judd, B., 2019, The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment. Macquire, J. (ed.). 1 ed. USA: Macmillan Reference USA, Vol. 3. p. 145-158 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review


The summer bushfires you didn’t hear about, and the invasive species fuelling them

Schlesinger, C. & Judd, B., 12 Mar 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticleResearch

Open Access
invasive species

The Uluru statement: A First Nations perspective of the implications for social reconstructive race relations in Australia

Fleay, J. & Judd, B., 1 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies. 12, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
distributive justice