Dr Karen Martin

Dr Karen Martin is a Noonuccal woman from Minjerripah (North Stradbroke Island – South East Queensland) with connections to the Bidjara people (central Queensland).

She has over 20 years’ experience in higher education, lecturing and researching in: Education; Aboriginal Education; Early Childhood Education; Aboriginal Studies; Aboriginal Worldview and Knowledge.

She was awarded the James Cook University Medal (2007) and the AARE Doctoral Dissertation Award (2007) for her PhD titled: ‘Please Knock Before You Enter: Aboriginal Regulation of Outsiders and the Implications for Researchers’ which has been adopted and applied to many post-graduate degree programs throughout Australia.

Dr Martin is a sought after presenter on Aboriginal research ethics and methodologies – locally, nationally and internationally – who continues to develop and apply this knowledge and expertise to roles including:

  • Academic Advisor: (former Indigenous Clearinghouse Board: AIHW);
  • former Deputy Chair: Griffith University HREC (2013-2017); and
  • Deputy Chair of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (AG: DSS 2010 – current).

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