Professional Development

Nulungu Research Institute is committed to providing a prominent avenue for professional development options available to the community in the fields of research and Indigenous Studies. We aim to support local research knowledge and skills to build a community of experienced and qualified researchers within our region, especially in activities across the Kimberley that are Indigenous-specific or that relate to our core themes of research.

Research Week

As a part of our commitment, we offer numerous research workshops during each year. Each semester we hold ‘Research Week’ where numerous research skills workshops are conducted covering a wide range of topics and methodologies. Our experts and presenters range from staff members, associates and community members that specialise in specific research topics around our core themes. These workshops are usually face-to-face, however due to the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions, in June 2020 we delivered a range of workshops online which enabled participants to attend from all over the country. These were very well-received and it is likely that future Research Weeks will involve a blend of on-campus and online sessions.

For further information on our next Research Week, check this page regularly, our Facebook page or contact Research Week Coordinator, Professor Sandra Wooltorton

Aboriginal Research Methodologies

We offer a professional development course specifically for Aboriginal people to develop their research and community engagement skills. The course consists of two stages: Stage one is an introductory course offered twice a year and Stage two develops key research methods and is offered once a year. Each stage is delivered over three consecutive days, catering and course materials are included in the fee.

For further information about the course, costs and future dates, or contact Senior Administration Officer, Uweinna Albert

Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal Studies

Nulungu strives to achieve the best resources in Indigenous research and academic programs for the University.  For those looking to build their knowledge of Aboriginal histories, cultures and contemporary political/social contexts, we recommend the Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal Studies. This program is delivered online, with a compulsory on-campus immersion on the Broome campus. It can be completed part-time over one year. For further information on this course Graduate Certificate of Aboriginal Studies or contact our Coordinator of Aboriginal Studies at the Broome Campus: Gillian Kennedy

Coming up: Two-way Research / Conducting Ethical Research with Aboriginal Communities

In the near future we will have a Professional Development Course specifically designed for non-Indigenous researchers and community members who wish to work or conduct research with Aboriginal people. This is currently in development. Check our website and Facebook page regularly for updates. Alternatively, to express your interest in this course, please contact our Senior Administration Officer, Uweinna Albert