Department of Indigenous Studies

Dr Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews

Gawaian Bodkin-AndrewsSenior Lecturer 


Email: gawaian.bodkin-andrews@mq.edu.au
Phone: +61 (02) 9850 9973
Fax: +61 (02) 9850 7735
Office: W3A/316

Education

Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology and sociology) - University of Western Sydney
Bachelor of Arts Honours (psychology) - University of Western Sydney
Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Psychology) - University of Western Sydney

Biography

Dr Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, of the D'harawal nation, has a growing research base within Indigenous Australian education and psychology. He has managed and led numerous research grants investigating a diversity of topics capturing Indigenous Australian perspectives in education, mental health, identity, traditional knowledges, racism, and bullying. His projects have led to the development of a strong foundation in developing robust and diverse research designs, and he has developed considerable experience in applying advanced quantitative methodologies (e.g., Structural Equation Modeling), and capturing voices and personal stories in qualitative inquiries. His research has also attracted a number of national and international awards (including the AARE Betty-Watts Indigenous Researcher award), and he has produced the Healing the Wounds of the Heart documentary focusing on developing resiliency against racism (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0RosRz_HtQ). He has supervised two PhD and three honours students to completion.

Publications

Journal, Book Chapter, and Report Publications
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. & Carlson, B. (in press, accepted 26/09/2014). The Legacy of Racism and Indigenous Australian Identity within EducationRace, Ethnicity and Education.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., & Craven, R. (2014). Bubalamai Bawa Gumada (Healing the Wounds of the Heart): The search for resiliency against racism for Aboriginal Australian students. Quality and Equity: What does Research Tell Us -Conference Proceedings (pp.49-58). Camberwell Victoria: Australian Council for Educational Research.
  • Vickers, M., Finger, L., Barker, K., & Bodkin-Andrews, G. (2014). Measuring the impact of students' social relations and values: Validation of the Social-Relational Support for Education instrument. Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology14, 71-92.
  • Magson, N. R., Craven, R. G., & Bodkin-Andrews, G. H. (2014). Measuring Social Capital: The Development of the Social Capital and Cohesion Scale and the Associations between Social Capital and Mental Health. Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology14, 202-216.
  • Dobia, B., Bodkin-Andrews, G., Parada, R., O'Rourke, V. & Gilbert, S. (2014). Aboriginal Girls Circle: Enhancing connectedness and promoting resilience for Aboriginal girls - Final Pilot Report. Bankstown: University of Western Sydney & National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • Magson, N., Craven, R., Nelson, G., Yeung, A., Bodkin-Andrews, G. & McInerney, D. (2014).  Motivation matters: Profiling Indigenous and non-Indigenous students motivational goals. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 43(2), 96-112.
  • Parker, P.D., Bodkin-Andrew, G., Marsh, H.W., Jerrim, J., & Schoon, I. (in press). Will Closing the Achievement Gap Solve the Problem? An Analysis of Primary and Secondary Effects for Indigenous University Entry. Journal of Sociology.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Harwood, McMahon, S. & Priestly, A. (2013). AIM(E) for Completing School and University: Analyzing the strength of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience. Diversity in Higher Education, 14, 113-134..
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. & Carlson, B. (2013). Higher Education and Aboriginal identity: Reviewing the burdens from personal to epistemological racism. Diversity in Higher Education, 14, 29-54.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. & Craven. R. (2013). Negotiating Racism: The voices of Aboriginal Australian post-graduate students. Diversity in Higher Education, 14, 157-185. 
  • Magson, N. Bodkin-Andrews, G., Craven, R., Nelson, G. & Yeung, A. (2013). Questioning New Directions in Understanding Student Motivation: An investigation into the domain specificity of motivational goals. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 30(2), 171-190.
  • Munns, G., Bodkin-Andrews, G. & O'Rourke, V. (2013). The 'Seeds Of Success': Schools That Work For Aboriginal Students. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 42(1), 1-11.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Craven, R .G., Parker, P., Kaur, G., Yeung, A. S. (2013). Motivational Cognitions and Behaviours for Metropolitan Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Australian Students: Assessing the Relations between Motivation and School Engagement. In Advancing Cross Cultural Perspectives on Educational Psychology, (pp. 295-316). Information Age Publishing.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Newey, K. & O'Rourke, V. (2013). Promoting resiliency to counter racism: The lived wisdom within Aboriginal voices. InPsych: The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd. 34(4), 14-15.  
  • Harwood, V., O'Shea, S., Clapham, K., Wright, J., Kervin, L., Humphry, N. & Bodkin-Andrews, G. (2013). Final Report: Evaluation of the AIME Outreach Program..
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Denson, N. Finger, L. & Craven, R. (2013). Identifying the Fairy Dust Effect for Indigenous Australian Students: Is Positive Psychology Truly a [Peter]Pan-Theory? In R. G. Craven, G. H. Bodkin-Andrews, & J. Mooney (Eds.), International Advances in Education: Global initiatives for equity and social justice (pp. 183-210). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  • Bodkin-Andrews., Denson, N. & Bansel, P. (2013). The varying effects of academic self-concept, multiculturation and teacher discrimination as predictor of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian student academic self-sabotaging and disengagement. Australian Psychologist, 48, 226-237.  
  • Griezel, L., Finger, L., Craven, R.G., Yeung, A.S., Bodkin-Andrews, G.H. (2012) Uncovering the Structure of, and Gender and Developmental Differences in Cyber Bullying. The Journal of Educational Research 105(6), 442-455.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., O'Rourke, V., Dillon, A., Craven, R. G. & Yeung, A. S. (2012).Engaging the Disengaged? A longitudinal analysis of the relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students' academic self-concept and disengagement. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology 11(2), 179-195.
  • Craven, R. G., & Bodkin-Andrews, G. H. (2011). What research tells us. In R. G. Craven (Ed.), Teaching Aboriginal Studies (pp. 210-228). Sydney, NSW: Allen & Unwin.
  • Bodkin-Andrews G. H., (2011). Appendix E: Review of Research on Racism and its Impact on Educational Retention and Attainment of Indigenous Young People in Australia. In Analysis of Year 12 or Certificate II attainment of Indigenous young people - Stage 1. Melbourne: ACER
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H. & Craven, R. G. (2010). Validating Racism and Cultural Respect? Understanding the Educational Impact of Perceived Discrimination and Multiculturation for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Students. Educational Research and Evaluation. 16 (6), 471 - 493
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Dillon, A. & Craven, R. (2010) Bangawarra'gumada - Strengthening the Spirit: Causal modelling of academic self-concept and patterns of disengagement for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian students. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39, 24-39.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Seaton, M., Nelson, G. F. Craven, R. G. & Yeung, A. S. (2010) Questioning the General Self-Esteem Vaccine: General Self-Esteem, Racial Discrimination, and Standardised Achievement across Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Students. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 20(1), 1-21. 
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., O, Rourke, V. & Craven, R. G. (2010) The utility of general self-esteem and domain specific self-concepts: Their influence on Indigenous and non-Indigenous students' educational outcomes. Australian Journal of Education, 54(3), 277-306.  
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Ha, M. T., Craven, R. G. & Yeung, A. S. (2010) Construct Validation and Latent Mean Differences for the Self-Concepts of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Students. International Journal of Testing, 10(1), 47-79.
  • Bodkin, F., Bodkin-Andrews, G. & Robertson, L. (2008) Wiritjiribin: The first Lyrebird. Wildlife Australia Magazine, 45(4), 35-37.
  • Craven, R. G., & Bodkin-Andrews, G. (2006) New Solutions for Addressing Indigenous Mental Health: A Call to Counsellors to Introduce the New Positive Psychology of Success. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 16 (1), 41-54.
Refereed Conference Papers
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Paradies, Y., Parada, R., Denson, N., Priest. N & Bansel, P. (2012). Theory and Research on Bullying and Racism from an Aboriginal Australian Perspective. Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference, Sydney (paper presented December 6, 2012).
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Denson, N. & Craven., R. (2011). Looking Past Positivity for Indigenous Australian Students: A preliminary investigation of racial discrimination and the illusion of resiliency in academia. To be presented at the AARE 2010 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE - MELBOURNE, November 29, 2010 - December 2, 2010
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., O'Rourke, V., Dillon, A., Craven, R. G. & Yeung, A. S. (2010). Explaining Away Aboriginality: Causal modelling of Academic Self-Concept and Disengagement for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian Students. Paper presented at the Fifth Global SELF International Biennial Conference, 13 - 15 January 2009. United Arab Emirates University: Al Ain
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Covic, T., Yeung, A. S., Craven, R. G., & O'Rourke, V. (2009). Opening the blind eye: Causal modelling of perceived discrimination and academic disengagement for Indigenous students. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December 1-4, 2008. Brisbane, Australia 
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Nelson, G. F., Craven, R. G., Yeung, A. S., & Newey, K. A. (2009). The failure of general self-esteem: Self-esteem's aggravating affect on racial discrimination's relation to standardised achievement. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December 1-4, 2008. Brisbane, Australia
  • Newey, K. A., Finger, L., Magson, N. & Bodkin-Andrews, G. H. (2009). Do Parental Relations Impact on Involvement in Bullying? A Preliminary Investigation into the Relations Between Bullying and Parental Relations Self-Concept. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December 1-4, 2008. Brisbane, Australia 
  • Seaton, M., Bodkin-Andrews, G.H., Marsh, H. W. & Craven, R. G. (2009). Finding Nemo: An Overview of New Currents in Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect Research. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December 1-4, 2008. Brisbane, Australia. 
  • Craven, R. G., Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., & Yeung, A. S. (2008). A model for seeding success for Aboriginal students. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, November 25-29, 2007. Freemantle, Australia
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., & Craven, R. G. (2007). Smothering or smouldering: The dark side of motivation in Indigenous Australian students. In N. Parbury & R. G. Craven (Eds.), Aboriginal studies: Making the connections (Collected papers of the 12th National Aboriginal Studies Association Conference, November, 2-3, 2006). Sydney, Australia: Aboriginal Studies Association
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., & Craven, R. G. (2006). Multifaceted self-concept of Indigenous Australian secondary students: Structure and relations to other academic variables. In R. G. Craven, J. Eccles & M. T. Ha (Eds.), Self-concept, motivation, social, and personal identity for the 21st century (Proceedings of the 4th International Biennial Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Research Conference, July 23-26, 2006). Ann Arbor, Michigan: Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation (SELF) Research Centre.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Craven, R. G., & Martin, A. (2006). Motivational behaviours and cognitions of Indigenous Australian secondary students. In R. G. Craven, J. Eccles & M. T. Ha (Eds.), Self-concept, motivation, social, and personal identity for the 21st century (Proceedings of the 4th International Biennial Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Research Conference, July 23-26, 2006). Ann Arbor, Michigan: Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation (SELF) Research Centre.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Craven, R. G., & Martin, A. (2006). Perceived discrimination and Indigenous Australian students' school related attitudes. In R. G. Craven, J. Eccles & M. T. Ha (Eds.), Self-concept, motivation, social, and personal identity for the 21st century (Proceedings of the 4th International Biennial Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Research Conference, July 23-26, 2006). Ann Arbor, Michigan: Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation (SELF) Research Centre.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., & Craven, R. G. (2006). The mental health of Indigenous Australians: Inequities and new directions. In R. G. Craven, J. Eccles & M. T. Ha (Eds.), Self-concept, motivation, social, and personal identity for the 21st century (Proceedings of the 4th International Biennial Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Research Conference, July 23-26, 2006). Ann Arbor, Michigan: Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation (SELF) Research Centre.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., & Craven, R. G. (2006). Untangling the web: Reports of self-concept, academic motivation and perceived discrimination for Indigenous secondary students. In R. G. Craven, J. Eccles & M. T. Ha (Eds.), Self-concept, motivation, social, and personal identity for the 21st century (Proceedings of the 4th International Biennial Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Research Conference, July 23-26, 2006). Ann Arbor, Michigan: Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation (SELF) Research Centre.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Craven, R. G., & Marsh, H. W. (2006). Perceived discrimination and academic motivation within the school setting. In M. Atherton (Ed.), Scholarship and community (Proceedings of the College of Arts, Education, and Social Science Conference, October 7-9, 2005). Milperra, Australia: University of Western Sydney.  
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Craven, R. G., & Marsh, H. W. (2006). The re-assessment of the Australian perceived discrimination scale: Confirmatory factor analysis testing and between scale comparisons. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, November 27-December 1, 2005. Parramatta, Australia.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Craven, R. G., & Marsh, H. W. (2006). Construct validation of the self-description questionnaire II (short version) for Indigenous Australian secondary school students. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, November 27-December 1, 2005. Parramatta, Australia.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Craven, R. G., & Marsh, H. W. (2004). Quantitatively assessing perceptions of discrimination within Australia: A preliminary analysis of the perceived discrimination scale. In H. W. Marsh, J. Baumert, G. E. Richards & U. Trautwein (Eds.), Self-Concept, motivation, and identity: Where to from here? (Proceedings of the 3rd International Biennial Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Research Conference, July 4-7, 2004). Berlin, Germany: Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation (SELF) Research Centre.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G. H., Craven, R. G., & Marsh, H. W. (2004). New solutions for maximising secondary Indigenous students full potential: Identifying casual constructs that enhance Indigenous students Aspirations and educational outcomes. In H. W. Marsh, J. Baumert, G. E. Richards & U. Trautwein (Eds.), Self-Concept, motivation, and identity: Where to from here? (Proceedings of the 3rd International. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December 1-4, 2008. Brisbane, Australia.

Research Grants

  • Silburn, S., Lynch, J., Guthridge, S. Midford, R., Brimblecombe, J., Walter, M., Bodkin-Andrews, G., Schurer, S., Shaw, P.  Improving the developmental outcomes of Northern Territory children: a data linkage study to inform policy and practice in health, family services and education - NHMRC Partnership Project of $1,327,761 over the three years of the project commencing December 2014.
  • Chief Investigator (CI) on Babera dariadya yewing (Echoes of a flawed truth): investigating theory and practice on the interplay between bullying and racism. ARC Australian Indigenous Discovery Project, IN130100051($410,000).
  • CI on Wingara Mangami (To Follow the Dream of Understanding): Seeding Innovative Intervention Success to Challenge and Prevent Racism for Indigenous Youth. ARC Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Project, DI100100113($348,000).
  • CI on Evaluation of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience [via University of Wollongong] ($30000).
  • CI on The Aboriginal Girls Circle - enhancing connectedness and promoting resilience for Aboriginal girls  - UWS partnership grant with National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Inc, P0020511 ($44,376).
  • Mentor on Measurement Matters: Analysis of Potential Methodological and Discrimination Biases in Assessments of Medication Treatments for ADHD, and Stakeholder Views. ARC Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Project, DI10010034 ($302497).
  • CI on Bubalamai Bawa Gumada. Healing the Wounds of the Heart: A Research-Based Intervention Diminishing the Impact of Racism and Stereotype Threat. Australian Research Council (ARC) Indigenous Researchers Development Grant, DI0882472 ($180,000).
  • CI on Evaluation of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience ("AIME") Outreach Program [via University of Wollongong] $12054.
  • CI on Seeding Success and Research-Based Intervention for Aboriginal Students: Impact of quality teaching, effective schools, and psycho-social drivers on educational outcome. ARC Linkage Grant, LP0669256 ($305,000).
  • Mentor on Closing the educational gap for Aboriginal primary students in low density schools: A qualitative analysis of impact of culturally inclusive pedagogy. Australian Research Council (ARC) Indigenous Researchers Development Grant, DI101100088 ($121,762).
  • CI on Reflections on Success and Racial Stress: Indigenous PhD Students' Educational Experience. UWS SEED GRANT, 20181.82540 ($4074).
  • CI on New Solutions For Maximising Secondary Indigenous Students? Full Potential: Identifying Causal Constructs That Enhance Indigenous Students' Aspirations and Educational Outcomes. ARC Linkage Project for APAI and ARC Discovery Grant. 2004 - 2007 ($37,924).
  • Research Partner on Mangamai Garuwanga: Living the Dreaming - Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies ($32100)

Professional Affiliations

  • National Indigenous Researchers and Knowledge Holders Network - Member.
  • Australian Psychological Society - Member.
  • Banyadjaninga South-Western Area Aboriginal Group - Member.
  • Member of the D'harawal Traditional Knowledge Holders and Descendants Circle 
  • Pak Hok Pai (White Crane Kung Fu) Australia Incorporated - President and Senior Instructor.