Research Assistant, Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Indigenous, UNSW, and PhD Candidate (Sociology), James Cook University

Janine’s cultural heritage is drawn from her North Queensland connections to both the Gugu Badhun in the Upper Burdekin region and the Ngadjonji on the Atherton Tablelands. Janine’s research interests are grounded in her community development, nation-building work with the Gugu Badhun Aboriginal Nation and through her representation of Gugu Badhun issues at the United Nations policy fora relating to Indigenous issues. Janine's doctoral research topic is "Gugu Badhun Self-Determination - Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the local level."


  • –present
    PhD Candidate (Sociology), James Cook University


  • 2015 
    James Cook University, Graduate Certificate Research Methods, Graduate Diploma Social Sciences