Ms Lorna Murakami-Gold
Research Associate -SAIKS
Phone: 08 8946 7756 International: +61 8 8946 7756
Fax: 08 8946 6593 International: +61 8 8946 6593
June 2006 – Currently - Research Associate with Faculty of Education, Health and Science in the Learning Research Group working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and government and non-government organizations evaluating programs that address Indigenous family violence.
June 2006 – December 2006 – Indigenous E-Learning Champion for School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems. The project “Indigenous e-learning champion networks for very remote community micro business” was funded through the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, and was about Yolngu and non-Yolngu working together to develop community businesses using computers, the internet, and other digital technology. Three communities were involved: Gawa, Donydji and Mapuru and all are located in Northeast Arnhemland in Northern Territory and each had an e-learning champion.
February 2005 to June 2006 – Project managed the Indigenous First Language Research and Consultation Model for Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation. This research project was about engaging two experienced Yolngu Matha researchers living at Galiwin’ku, to develop their research methodology process with Burarra, Yolngu Matha, Kriol, Murrin Patha, Tiwi and Anindiliyakwa language and cultural groups, to address the issue of Indigenous people living in public places. The project was to evaluate whether the Yolngu Matha research model was transferable to other language groups through the training. A research report into the lives of Yolngu ‘Long-grassers’ on Larrakia land
February 2002 – December 2004 worked for the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health (CRCATH) based at Charles Darwin University. The CRCATH went for re-funding and after a success bid became the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH). The Education and Training Coordinator role was to oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the CRCAH Education and Training activities which included financial management, quality control of programs and encouraging Indigenous participants at all levels of education to participate in the CRCAH projects and scholarship programs. The role also was to provide formal advice on capacity exchange options to members of the CRCAH and to informally provide mentoring and capacity development with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff working within the CRCAH network. Being involved in the business of conducting research in Indigenous health and education at a National level with eleven core partners informed my thinking in Indigenous research.
Maypilama, E., Garnggulkpuy, J., Murakami-Gold, L. and Dunbar, T. 2007 (in press) First Language Indigenous Research and Consultation Model Evaluation: Possible Model for future meaningful engagement, CDU University Press, Darwin.
IRRA 1: Positioning the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health (2002) Authored by: J. Henry, T. Dunbar, A. Arnott, M. Scrimgeour, L. Murakami-Gold, A. Chamberlain.
IRRA 2: Rethinking research methodologies (2002) Authored by: J. Henry, T. Dunbar, A. Arnott, M. Scrimgeour, L. Murakami-Gold, A. Chamberlain.
IRRA 3: Changing institutions (2002) Authored by: J. Henry, T. Dunbar, A. Arnott, M. Scrimgeour, L. Murakami-Gold and A. Chamberlain.
IRRA 4: Promoting the use of health research (2002) Authored by: J. Henry, T. Dunbar, A. Arnott, M. Scrimgeour, L. Murakami-Gold and A. Chamberlain.
IRRA 5: A Review of the literature (2004) Authored by: J. Henry, T. Dunbar, A. Arnott, M. Scrimgeour and L. Murakami-Gold.
CRCATH 1997-2002: Working towards change in Indigenous health research (2004) Authored by: Terry Dunbar, Allan Arnott, Margaret Scrimgeour, John Henry and Lorna Murakami-Gold.