Jason De Santolo

Associate professor, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Jason De Santolo is a researcher & creative producer. His tribal affiliations are Garrwa and Barunggam. He is Assoc Professor of Indigenous Research in the School of Design at University of Technology Sydney and an Adjunct Assoc Prof in the Institute for Sustainable Futures. He previously worked as a Senior Researcher in Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research where he led New Media and the Indigenous Research Synergies strategy. Jason co-edited 'Decolonizing Research: Indigenous storywork as methodology' (2019) with Jo-Ann Archibald and Jenny Lee-Morgan (Zed Books). His latest documentary Warburdar Bununu/Water Shield (2019) explores water contamination in his homelands and Borroloola, Northern Territory.


  • 2004–present
    Senior Researcher, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning Research Unit, UTS
  • 2000–2004
    Researcher, Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Research Centre
  • 1998–2000
    Research Assistant, Interntional Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education (IRI)


  • 2007 
    University of Newcastle, Research Masters in Social Science
  • 1998 
    Univeristy of Auckland, Batchelor of Law