Ngaire is an anthropology PhD candidate in the School of Social Science. Her doctoral research considers the socio-cultural impacts of fracking on Indigenous and settler communities throughout the Beetaloo Basin, in remote northern Australia. Focusing on the cultural significance of water, which serves as a fundamental input in fracking operations and is also a scarce and highly coveted resource in the area, Ngaire's project explores how community member's sense of place evolves amidst the expansion of fracking activities. Her research interests broadly align with environmental anthropology, Indigenous-settler relations, the anthropology of energy, and multispecies ethnography.



2016 – BA First Class Honours in Anthropology, The University of Queensland

2015 – BA in Anthropology and Peace and Conflict Studies, The University of Queensland


3rd place prize in the 2023 Australian Network of Student Anthropologists' Visual Anthropology Competition -

Best Research Poster at the 2016 Social Science Postgraduate Conference, University of Queensland