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Dr Isobelle Barrett Meyering

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


Dr Isobelle Barrett Meyering joined Macquarie University in 2018. Her current research project, ‘Contested Childhoods: A History of Children’s Rights in Australia (1959-2013)’, explores how debates over children’s rights have shaped political, social and cultural life across a period of almost sixty years. Isobelle's previous research focused on the history...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Shireen Daft

Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), Macquarie Law School


Phone: 7022

Dr Shireen Daft is a Lecturer at Macquarie Law School, and the Deputy Director for the Centre of Environmental Law. She received her BA LLB (Hons) from Macquarie University, and her LLM specialising in Human Rights and Social Justice from the University of New South Wales. She was awarded her...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Holly Doel-Mackaway

Macquarie Law School


Phone: +61 2 9850 4090

Dr Holly Doel-Mackaway is a Senior Lecturer with the Macquarie Law School. Her 2016 PhD from the Macquarie Law School received the Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research for its exploration of Aboriginal children and young people's participation in law and policy development in line with article...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Joanne Faulkner

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2190

Joanne is an ARC Future Fellow in Cultural Studies, researching the ways in which representations of childhood circulate in Australia to manage anxieties about national identity and history; and, particularly, the specific meanings attributed to Aboriginal children as sites of mediation, intervention, and impasse between settler-colonial and First Nations peoples....View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Maria Florencia Amigo

PVC (Learning & Teaching)


Phone: +61 2 9850 8825

Introduction The overarching question that guides my research is: How can cultural and historically specific understandings and practices around childhood/youth, education, and work can be leveraged to inform community development and social inclusion? This question brings together the diverse but somewhat connected research projects I have engaged in, by cementing...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Rebecca Bilous

PVC (Learning & Teaching), PVC (Learning & Teaching)


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Dr Mio Bryce

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: +61 2 9850 7064

Mio Bryce is Head of Japanese Studies and has been developing and teaching a diverse range of units including Japanese language (from Introductory to Advanced), literature, manga/anime and popular culture, as well as a PACE unit, aimed at capturing and magnifying students' passion for Japanese culture and language....View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Kirsten Davies

Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), Macquarie Law School


Phone: +61 2 9850 8334

Dr Kirsten Davies has extensive: education, policy, governance, management, marketing and board experience. In her career she has held senior management, directorship and chair roles. Kirsten was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to conduct research in USA, UK and Japan (2002) and was the recipient of the University of Sydney...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Francesca Dominello

Macquarie Law School


Phone: +61 2 9850 7094

Francesca Dominello is a Lionel Murphy Scholar. She holds a combined BALLB degree from Macquarie University, and a LLM (Research) and PhD degree from UNSW. She has extensive research experience in the fields of Family Law and Indigenous Peoples and the Law. She is the convenor of Family Law (Laws502)...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Toby Fattore

Department of Sociology


Phone: +61 2 9850 8074

Tobia Fattore's empirical research is in the broad areas of the sociology of childhood and sociology of work. He is currently working on several projects in these areas. This includes a sociological examination of children's well-being, that analyses children's understandings and sense of well-being and how this reflects processes of...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Daniel Ghezelbash

Associate Professor
Macquarie Law School, PVC (Learning & Teaching)


Phone: +61 2 9850 7042

Daniel's research focuses on comparative refugee and immigration law. He has a particular interest in the diffusion of restrictive asylum seeker policies across jurisdictions. This is the topic of his book, Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He has spent time as a Visiting Fellow at...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Kate Gleeson

Macquarie Law School


Phone: +61 2 9850 4091

Dr Kate Gleeson is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School and a member of the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE). Kate studied for her PhD at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), including time spent studying as a Chevening Scholar at the Department of Academic Legal...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Henry Kha

Macquarie Law School


Phone: 0298507060

Dr Henry Kha is a Lecturer in Law at Macquarie University. His main research interests are family law and private law in Australia, England and New Zealand from both a legal historical and contemporary perspective. He is a member of the Macquarie University Children’s Rights, Participation and Perspectives research stream and the...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ray Laurence

Professor
Department of Ancient History


Phone: +61 2 9850 1430

Ray Laurence is Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie University (Australia), previous to his move to Macquarie University – he was Professor of Roman History and Archaeology at the University of Kent (UK).  His work based in Archaeology, History and Classics is characterised by a cross-disciplinary aspect that causes it...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Mianna Lotz

Department of Philosophy, PVC (Learning & Teaching)


Phone: +61 2 9850 8804

Mianna joined the Department of Philosophy at Macquarie in 2005 as Associate Lecturer in Ethics/Applied Ethics. Prior to her arrival she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, and a Lecturer at La Trobe University. Mianna holds a PhD from Monash...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Meaghan McEvoy

Department of Ancient History


Phone: 1006
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Dr Matalena Tofa

Department of Geography and Planning, Department of Psychology, PVC (Learning & Teaching)


Phone: +61 2 9850 1937
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Mr Avianto Amri


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Dr Titia Benders

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), Department of Linguistics


Phone: +61 2 9850 4154

Titia Benders is a Lecturer in Linguistics and Deputy-Director of the Child Language Lab at Macquarie University. She is also a member of the Macquarie University Phonetics Lab, the Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS) and the Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders (CCD). Benders investigates developing phonological representations at the interface...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Kay Bussey

Associate Professor
Centre for Emotional Health (CEH), Department of Psychology


Phone: +61 2 9850 8085

After studying Developmental and Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland and the University of Oregon (USA) I received a PhD from the University of Queensland. I then undertook a Postdoctoral Fellowship under the supervision of Professor Bandura at Stanford University, USA. On returning to Australia, I accepted an academic...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Yeshe Colliver

Department of Educational Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 9826

Yeshe is a Lecturer at the Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University. He has worked in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings for nearly a decade in multiple cities across the world including Osaka (Japan), Ulsan (South Korea), Wakayama (Japan), Concepcion (Chile), Granada (Spain) and Honiara (Solomon Islands). Through...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Sheila Degotardi

Professor
Department of Educational Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 9895
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Dr Iain Hay

Department of Educational Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 8056
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Maria Kangas

Professor
Centre for Emotional Health (CEH), Department of Psychology


Phone: +61 2 9850 8599

Maria Kangas, BA(Hons), MClinPsych, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University. Maria is a registered psychologist and has dual endorsements in Clinical and Counselling Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia. Maria completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology degree at the University...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jae-Hyun Kim

Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), Department of Linguistics


Phone: +61 2 9850 9862

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics. I am also affiliated with the Child Language Lab and the Centre for Language Sciences at Macquarie University. Externally, I am the editor of the Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and an associate editor of Speech, Language and Hearing....View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Annabelle Lukin

Associate Professor
Department of Linguistics


Phone: +61 2 9850 8607

Annabelle is Associate Professor of Linguistics, and one of two Department HDR Directors. Her research interests include the study of language in politics, media, healthcare and literature. In 2019 she published a War and its Ideologies: A Social-Semiotic Theory and Description, a book based on 15 years on research into how...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Cathy McMahon

Associate Professor
Centre for Emotional Health (CEH), Department of Psychology


Phone: +61 2 9850 6213

My early career was as a Developmental Physiotherapist. I studied Psychology whilst raising my own children and completed my doctorate as a mature age student. I now teach and research in Developmental Psychology  with a focus on early development....View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Kathleen Tait

Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC)


Phone: +61 2 9850 6714

Dr. Tait’s expertise in the field of tertiary education stems from 25 years practical, administrative and consultative experience in the United Kingdom, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong SAR and Australia.  This international experience has provided her with an extensive appreciation of the complexities of working with diverse cultures (e.g., Malaysian, Indian...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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