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Betty Watts Indigenous Researcher Award

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Inaugurated in 2001, the Betty Watts Indigenous Researcher Award recognises an outstanding conference paper by a researcher who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, presented at the Annual AARE Conference.  

Please note that from 2001 to 2005 the award was titled the Betty Watts Award and was awarded for excellence in research either by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researcher or related to Indigenous education.

Previous Betty Watts Indigenous Researcher Award Winners

2017 NIkki Moodie
University of Melbourne

Operationalising Threshold Concepts in Indigenous Education Studies

2015 Anthony McKnight
University of Wollongong

‘Meeting Country and self to initiate an embodiment of knowledge: Embedding a process for Aboriginal perspectives’

2014 Robyn Heckenberg
Federation University

‘Cultural interfaces: Cultural mapping and learning in place: Sustainable Values’

2013 Professor Tracey Bunda
Flinders University

‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers - Tellin’ the stories of teachers: Tellin’ the stories of teaching’ (Co-authored with Jackie Wurm).

2010 Dr Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews,
University of Western Sydney
‘Looking Past Positivity for Indigenous Australian Students: A preliminary investigation of racial discrimination and the illusion of resiliency in academia’ (co-authored with Nida Denson and Rhonda Craven).
2006 Dr Sue Whatman,
Queensland University of Technology
'Wis Wei Youpla Health – The methodology and research protocols behind an investigation into community participation in health education decision making for Torres Strait Islander girls'

Joint Winners:
Prof. Jeannie Herbert,
James Cook University

'Owning the Discourse: Seizing the Power!'
  Professor Rhonda Craven, University of Western Sydney 'Turning points in Indigenous Education: New findings that can really make a difference and implications for the next generation of Indigenous Education research'
2003 Dr Nola Purdie,
Queensland University of Technology
'Self-identity and positive outcomes of schooling for Indigenous Australian students'
2002 Mr Glenn Auld,
University of Ballarat
'Why should I present a thesis on Computer Assisted Ndjébbana on DVD?'



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