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Senior lecturer, The University of Queensland

Richard is a socio-cultural anthropologist in the School of Social Science at UQ. His research focuses on the politics of land, identity, indigeneity, and development in Australia.

Richard has a PhD in anthropology and cultural studies from The University of Western Australia. His PhD research examined relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the remote Gulf Country of northern Australia, where he began fieldwork in 2007.

Since joining UQ in 2012, Richard has published a range of scholarly articles in leading academic journals. He has also carried out extensive research with Indigenous people on native title claims and cultural heritage matters around Australia. His book about the Gulf Country is coming out early next year.


  • 2017–2018
    Senior Lecturer and Director, UQ Culture and Heritage Unit, The University of Queensland