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Len Collard

Professor, Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M303), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 12 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20082018

Personal profile

Biography

Professor Len Collard is an Australian Research Council, Chief Investigator with the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. Len has a background in literature and communications and his research interests are in the area of Aboriginal Studies, including Nyungar interpretive histories and Nyungar theoretical and practical research models. Len has conducted research funded by the Australian Research Council, the National Trust of Western Australia, the Western Australian Catholic Schools and the Swan River Trust and many many other organisations. Professor Collard's research has allowed the broadening of the understanding of the many unique characteristics of Australia's Aboriginal people and has contributed enormously to improving the appreciation of Aboriginal culture and heritage of the Southwest of Australia. Len’s groundbreaking theoretical work has put Nyungar cultural research on the local, national and international stages. Finally Len is a Whadjuk Nyungar elder and who is a respected Traditional Owner of the Perth Metropolitan area and surrounding lands, rivers, swamps ocean and it's culture.

Funding overview

1. Aboriginal Fathering Project 1: Aboriginal fathering in the international literature. (2016-2017) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $10,000.

2. Nyungar Placenames Project in southwest of WA. (2016-2017) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $10,000.

3. Aboriginal and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth, Health and Wellbeing Project - WA Study no1. (2014-2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $10,000.

4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth, Health and Wellbeing Project – QLD Study no 2. (2014 – 2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $10,000.

5. Identification of funding to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth, Health and Wellbeing. (2014-2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $5,000.

6. Understanding how to best engage Indigenous researchers from a diverse range of Indigenous backgrounds, geographic localities and organisations in a collaborative health and wellbeing project. (2014-2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $5,000.
7. Noongar kaatdijin bidi – Noongar knowledge networks; or, Why is there no Noongar Wikipedia? Australian Research Council: Discovery. (2014 – 2015) $3.500,000.

8. Indigenous Participation in a Low-Carbon Economy. (2013 – 2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development, Australian Research Fellowship Indigenous $600,000.

9. Nyungar Boodjera Wangkiny = The People's Land is Speaking: Nyungar Place Nomenclature of the Southwest of Western Australia. (2011 – 2013) Australian Research Council: Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development, Australian Research Fellowship Indigenous 399,000.

10. Kaarla Yarning: Stories of Perth City of Perth, Lotterywest, Department of Aboriginal Affairs (2013 – 2014) $30,000.

Research

Aboriginal knowledge espistemology in research, teaching and community engagement
Nyungar Language and culture wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/multimedia/nyungar www.derbalnara.org.au
Aboriginal Placenames of the south-west of Western Australia www.boodjar.sis.uwa.edu.au
Nyungar-pedia NoongarPedia
Cultural respect and goodwill
Men's social and emotional well being
Collaborative approaches to research, teaching and community engagement

Keywords

  • Nyungar Language, Culture, Families, Country and knowledge systems
  • Indigenous higher education
  • Indigenous well being and cultural health
  • Indigenous men and boys
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander international collaborations
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theoretical and applied research
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges with particular focus on Nyungar

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 2008 2017

Could a 'Noongarpedia' form the basis for an emerging form of citizenship in the age of new media?

Collard, L. M., Hartley, J., Scott, K. J., Lucy, N. A., Bracknell, C., Buchanan, J. B. & Cumming, I. 2017 Media and Citizenship: Between Marginalisation and Participation. Garman, A. & Wasserman, H. (eds.). Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC Press, p. 159-180 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Gendered Indigenous Health and Wellbeing within the Australian Health System: A Review of the Literature

Fredericks, B., Judd, J., Daniels, C., Bainbridge, R., Clapham, K., Longbottom, M., Adams, M., Bessarab, D. C., Collard, L. M., Andersen, C., Duthie, D. & Ball, R. 2017 Rockhampton: CQUniversity. 66 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

File
Health
2 Citations
place name
history
coast
method
ship

Research collaborative scholarly creative writing: two poems about quantitative research and two about qualitative research

Fredericks, B., Daniels, C., Bainbridge, R., Clapham, K., Longbottom, M., Adams, M., Andersen, C., Ball, R., Bessarab, D. C., Collard, L. M., Martin, K., Harald, P. & Crook, L. 2017 In : Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues. 20, 4, p. 2-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The land still speaks: Ni, Katitj!: An introduction

Wooltorton, S., Collard, L. & Horwitz, P. 2017 In : PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature. 13, p. 57,67

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

language
rationality
river
participation
Law