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Jodi is researcher from Charles Darwin University’s Northern Institute in the College of Indigenous Futures, Education and Arts. She is a descendant of the first peoples from the Cunnamulla and Goodooga regions, as well as having English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. She was born and spent her early years on Bundjalung Country, but has lived most her life in Darwin, on Larrakia Country.   

She has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), a Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Justice. Jodi has over 17 years' experience working for both Australian and Territory Governments including senior roles in law and policy, compliance and enforcement, and economic regulation of major infrastructure.   

She is currently completing her PhD, researching Indigenous women’s employment in and experiences of large-scale mining in the Northern Territory of Australia.  

Jodi’s research will contribute to an international knowledge network on mining encounters and Indigenous sustainable livelihoods (MinErAL), which brings together partners and researchers from the Canadian North, Fennoscandia, Australia, and New Caledonia.



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