Nulungu Research Institute

Nulungu Research Institute is a Kimberley-based organisation of collaborating Aboriginal and non-Indigenous researchers, each with extensive practical and theoretical knowledge.
Nulungu’s vision is ‘to conduct exceptional and collaborative research which is transformative, decolonising and of value to Aboriginal people’.

To achieve this:

  • We embrace collaboration with diverse groups
  • We are accountable to our partners
  • We are respectful
  • We amplify the voice of the community.

Located in Broome, Nulungu provides an Indigenous research and academic focus for the entire University – including the Notre Dame Fremantle and Sydney Campuses – and operates at local, regional, national and international levels.

Nulungu encourages the pursuit of excellence in research through valuing community-based Indigenous knowledge.  Our research expertise across the team covers a wide range of disciplines. Nulungu focuses on the core research themes of Culture Country and Language; Transformational Education; Aboriginal Wellbeing; Sustainable Lifeways and Social Justice; and Policy, Practice and Evaluation.

A key feature of Nulungu’s research approach is our collaboration with national and international academic institutions, teaching and research communities, government and industry - all within an Indigenous context. Nulungu has demonstrated the capacity to establish and maintain successful engagement across disciplines and professional fields, secure funding from a range of sources, and complete projects of relevance and priority to Indigenous communities.

Acknowledgment of Country

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as the first peoples of this nation, are the holders of ancestral knowledge, law and wisdom. We acknowledge First Nations people from across Australia, particularly the Yawuru people of Broome where Nulungu is located, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation in Fremantle and the Gadigal people of the Eora nation in Sydney where our University has campuses. We pay respects to Elders past and present across the Kimberley, with whom we live and work closely, and extend that respect to all First Nations people who we collaborate with nationally.