Indigenous Research Methodologies in Science

Indigenous Research Methodologies in Science

This seminar was held via Zoom - visit here to watch the recording in full.



Indigenous Research Methodologies in science is a missing component in the way we think and consider science in Australia. On this dry, flat and ancient continent Traditional Ecological Knowledge has been passed on from generation to generation for millennia. This is a profound reliance of knowledge of Country, has been critical to ensure the survival of Indigenous peoples in a dry landscape, through the role of traditional knowledge in finding, re-finding and protecting water, navigating and hunting by the stars or managing landscapes through cultural fire. Indigenous Research Methodologies can provide a basis for the exploration of this knowledge in a way that that is culturally appropriate, and which generates a cultural safe space with Indigenous researchers and communities. This aims to shift the research paradigm away from Indigenous peoples being the researched under non-Indigenous research methodologies to becoming the researchers. This allows the Indigenous researcher to derive the terms, questions and priorities of what is being researched, how the community is engaged, and how the research is delivered.

About the presenter:

Bradley Moggridge is a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation with over 20 years' experience in Aboriginal engagement, water and environmental science, having worked in applied research, policy development, legislative reviews and project management. Bradley is an Associate Professor (Indigenous Water) and part-time PhD candidate at University of Canberra and freshly resigned Indigenous Liaison Officer for the Threatened Species Recovery Hub under NESP. He holds a Master of Science (Hydrogeology & Groundwater Management) from UTS and Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) from ACU and is a Fellow of the Peter Cullen Trust Science to Policy Leadership Program. He was named 2019 CSIRO Indigenous STEM Career Professional, 2019 ACT Tall Poppy Award for Science, ACT NAIDOC Scholar of the year and received the inaugural Academy of Science 2019 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Travel Award. Bradley hopes to encourage future generations to pursue interests in STEM, promote his ancestors' knowledge of water and mentor emerging Indigenous scientists.

Date & time

Mon 27 Jul 2020, 2pm


online via zoom


Bradley Moggridge


School of Sociology


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