Chief Investigators

Professor Marcia Langton

Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies
Centre for Health and Society, School of Population Health
The University of Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 8344 9156
Email: m.langton@unimelb.edu.au

Professor Langton is the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne. She was the founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous, Natural and Cultural Resource Management and the Ranger Chair of Aboriginal Studies at the Northern Territory University. Professor Langton is a specialist in Aboriginal land tenure and resource issues with a research and publication track record in native title, land rights and Aboriginal resource rights.

Professor Lee Godden

Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law
School of Law
The University of Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 8344 1109
Email: lcgodden@unimelb.edu.au

Professor Godden is the Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law within the Law School. Prior to that Godden held a joint appointment as Director of the Office for Environmental Programs. Godden has a strong research reputation and publication record in interdisciplinary law research, with a focus on analyses that explore the intersections between indigenous land and resource management with western property, environmental and resource laws.

Professor Miranda Stewart

Director, Taxation Studies Program
School of Law
The University of Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 8344 6544
Email: m.stewart@unimelb.edu.au

Professor Stewart is a leading scholar in the field of tax law and policy. Stewart's most significant contribution to this research field is a sustained policy critique of the design of business tax rules, combined with a theoretical and empirical analysis of tax reform for economic development. Stewart brings a strong comparative perspective to research on business tax, and has expertise on tax incentives for entrepreneurialism, investment and taxation of business assets.

Professor Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh

Professor, Politics and Public Policy, Griffith Business School
Griffith University
Tel: +61 7 3735 7736
Email: ciaran.ofaircheallaigh@griffith.edu.au

Professor O'Faircheallaigh is with the Business School at Griffith University. He has made significant contributions to research on the interrelationship between indigenous peoples and resource development, as well as the implementation and evaluation of policies affecting Indigenous Australians. His work has included documenting, evaluating and explaining outcomes from Aboriginal-mining company negotiations, and developing the first framework for systematically analysing negotiation outcomes.

Dr Lisa Strelein

Director, Research Programs and Native Title
Native Title Research Unit
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
Tel: +61 2 62461155
Email: lisa.strelein@aiatsis.gov.au

Dr Strelein is the Director of the Native Title Research Unit and the Director of Research programs at the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Her research over the last 18 years has focused on indigenous empowerment and autonomy within Australian law and policy. Strelein joins the ATNS Project as a Partner Investigator.

Professor John Taylor

Visiting Fellow
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
The Australian National University
Tel: +61 2 6125 0052
Email: j.taylor@anu.edu.au

Professor Taylor is a visiting fellow at Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University. Taylor has been the principal social scientist in Australia to have analysed and charted the course of indigenous demographic transitions. He has established a prominent role for regional demographic analysis in the formulation of indigenous affairs policy.

Associate Professor Maureen Tehan

Associate Director, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law
School of Law
The University of Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 8344 6205
Email: m.tehan@unimelb.edu.au

Associate Professor Tehan is the Associate Director, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law and former Undergraduate Dean of the Law School at the University of Melbourne. Assoc Prof Tehan's academic work has included a conceptual and practical synthesis of Indigenous peoples' land relationships and the settler legal system.