Indigenous Studies Research Network


The Indigenous Studies Research Network is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary network of Indigenous researchers, research affiliates and Indigenous postgraduate students.

Members of the network reflect this intellectual demography.

The network circulates people as well as ideas, facilitating web-based resources and information enabling the establishment of links between institutions around the globe to strengthen research and pursue international collaboration.

Queensland University of Technology has a number of research clusters involving Indigenous communities - Research @ QUT - that are located within faculties and our research capacity building activities are designed to build postgraduate knowledge, training and skills about research.

Click here to visit the Indigenous Studies Research Network’s flagship ARC funded Special Research Initiative program NIRAKN.

Commercial Research and Consultancy

On a case by case basis, the Indigenous Studies Research Network engages in commercial research and consultancy activities. Previous contractors have included RMIT, CDU, JCU, Dept. of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the Department of Employment & Training (DET). Below are two publications as sample:

  • LEARNING THE LESSONS? Pre-Service Teacher Preparation for Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students (PDF, 3.1MB)
  • On Stony Ground: Governance and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participation in Australian Universities (PDF, 2.1MB)

For further information on the ISRN and its commercial research and consultancy, please contact Adam Robinson Network Convenor ISRN.