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Annette Gainsford

Lecturer in Law and Justice, Indigenous Academic Fellow, Charles Sturt University

Annette Gainsford, is a Lecturer in Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University, and Indigenous Academic Fellow. Annette has extensive experience in Indigenous curriculum development that embeds Indigenous cultural competence across the disciplines of law, justice, business and education. She is a recognised leader and expert in the field of Indigenous pedagogy, andragogy and Indigenous research methodologies. Annette has led and facilitated seminars, workshops and Higher Degree Research workshops at a range of national and international institutions in relation to the development of Indigenous cultural competency across the higher education curriculum and Indigenous research protocols and methodologies.

Annette’s current Doctoral research “Embedding Indigenous Knowledges in the Design of Higher Education Curriculum: An International Study in Law Education” aims to develop an original model for embedding Indigenous knowledges into higher education law curriculum. The proposed model will provide guidance to tertiary institutions when forming collaborative partnerships with Indigenous peoples and communities to embed Indigenous knowledges and perspectives across law curriculum.