Researcher biography

Richard is a socio-cultural anthropologist in the School of Social Science at UQ. His research focuses on the politics of land, identity, indigeneity, and development in Australia.

Richard has a PhD in social and cultural studies from The University of Western Australia. His PhD research examined relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the remote Gulf Country of northern Australia, where he began fieldwork in 2007. After completing his PhD in 2012, Richard has continued to work in the Gulf Country on a range of academic and applied research projects, continuing to develop friendships and collaborations with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in this area.

Since joining UQ as a Research Fellow in 2012, Richard has published a range of scholarly articles in leading academic journals, and co-edited a Special Issue of The Australian Journal of Anthropology. He has also carried out extensive research with Indigenous people on native title claims and cultural heritage matters around the Gulf.

Areas of research