Registered to supervise postgraduate research

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1981 …2023

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Michael is chief scientist for the Contemporary Indigenous Knowledge and Governance research group in the Northern Institute. He has a background in linguistics, and in teaching, translating and interpreting Yolŋu (Northeast Arnhem Land Aboriginal) languages. He has written extensively about Yolŋu knowledge and education, and conducted research into fields such as digital technologies and the management of traditional knowledge, health communication, and Aboriginal philosophies of knowledge and education. In recent years he has led a team working with governments (and NGOs) and Aboriginal elders and researchers and their organisations, to clarify and evaluate services to Aboriginal communities, including health, housing, volunteering, and resource management.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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