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Dr Jennifer Debenham

A Senior Research Assistant with the Centre, Debenham's expertise include the history of Indigenous Australians, in particular, how they have been represented on documentary film.

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Associate Professor Amy Maguire

Dr Amy Maguire is an Associate Professor and the Indigenous Student Liaison at the University of Newcastle Law School.

Associate Professor Maguire's fields of research are public international law and human rights, with particular focus on self-determination, Indigenous rights, climate change, refugees and asylum seekers, and the death penalty. Amy has ongoing research collaborations with UoN and external partners in relation to climate change, human rights and human displacement, the legal regulation of climate change mitigation strategies, the Indigenisation of curriculum, and blended/active teaching and learning.

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Dr Xanthé Mallett

Dr Xanthé Mallett is a forensic anthropologist and criminologist. Her current criminological interests include developing our understanding of gendered criminal activity as well as societal responses to crime, and the media’s influence of the judicial process. She is also a passionate advocate for transparency and equity in the criminal justice system, as a result of which she has become involved with a number of high profile cases of filicide (murder of a child by a parent) that may be miscarriages of justice.

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Professor Roger Markwick

Markwick is Professor of Modern European History, with particular expertise in Soviet and Russian history and historiography. His most recent research focuses on Soviet women in the Second World War. He has additional research interests in European fascism, genocide, and colonial settler states.

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Associate Professor Lynne McCormack

Associate Professor Lynne McCormack is both a psychology clinician and a researcher with over 40 publications in the field of complex trauma and posttraumatic growth. Her therapeutic work has spanned over three decades primarily working with those exposed to complex high risk environments or political and family/childhood trauma.

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Dr Kathleen McPhillips

Dr Kathleen McPhillips is a sociologist of religion and gender and has recently specialised in trauma studies. She is currently leading a research project into the Catholic Church and their participation in State Inquiries into child abuse. She has attended the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and is currently publishing in this area.

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Lucinda Mithen

Lucinda is a new PhD candidate and full time academic.  She has an extensive background in Emergency Nursing and Critical Care Nursing with a special interest in triage and trauma care. After working for many years as a full time RN/CNS in several Emergency Departments she has gained a profound respect and admiration for our nurses working on the front line of health care.  In her experience, nurses have an incredible but poorly defined level of resilience unlike any other profession.  This has informed her interest in the well being of our nursing workforce.

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Dr Kit Messham-Muir

Messham-Muir is an art theorist and museologist who researches the psychological and emotional dimensions of visualising war; imagery in warfare and terror.

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Associate Professor Stefania Paolini

Stefania is a senior lecturer in social, cross-cultural, and Aboriginal psychology in the School of Psychology. Her ongoing research focuses on intergroup contact, the cognitive and affective bases of intergroup friendship and diversity, the motivational and affective predictors of people's willingness to engage in intergroup contact, intergroup emotions, intergroup anxiety, and their learning mechanisms; migrants' psychology; stereotype change and the effects of meta-cognitions on social judgment.

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Louise Rak

Louise Rak is Widening Participation Programs Manager for the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education. In addition to managing stakeholder relationships and the strategic development of programs, Louise is also Program Developer for the Live, Learn, Grow project that supports students from an out of home care experience to access higher education.

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Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen

Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Violence, where she is researching the impact of World War Two on the theory and practice of psychiatry. Her current ARC-funded project, ‘Unquiet Minds: Psychiatry in World War Two and its aftermaths’, aims to provide the first comprehensive account of the consequences of that conflict for psychiatric theory and practice by focusing on the ways in which the stringencies of total war forged new patient cohorts on the battlefield and the home front and thus implicated psychiatry in the social and economic projects of the post-war world.

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Professor Lyndall Ryan

With a focus on massacre studies and in particular to the development of a coherent method to interrogate the disparate sources of frontier massacre, Ryan's work has resulted in significant conceptual advances in the study of the Australian frontier and the history of massacre.

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Dr Shigeru Sato

Sato's research focuses on civilians and war in Asia under the Japanese occupation during the Second World War. Japanese expansionism and its social and economic impact on other Asian countries, particularly Indonesia and Vietnam; Forced prostitution for the Japanese armed forces during WWII.

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Dr Nisha Thapliyal

Nisha is a Lecturer in the School of Education. She comes to the field of Comparative and International Education from a background in Social Work (MA) and Psychology (BA). Herinterest in critical pedagogies and education for social justice grew out of her work with institutionalised children in India including street children, orphans, and so-called juvenile delinquents.

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