Registered to supervise postgraduate research

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1988 …2024

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I have spent 30+ years working with minoritised people groups and developing ways to keep oral languages and cultures strong, including fieldwork in West Africa, South America, Central Asia, Melanesia, and Australia. I have held academic positions at U Edinburgh, U Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, and U Melbourne. I direct the Top End Language Lab at Charles Darwin University, and am producer at

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 31 Jan 1991

External positions

Linguist, Nawarddeken Academy

1 May 2017 → …

Research Scientist, International Computer Science Institute, University of California Berkeley

1 Jul 2015 → …


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