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Associate Professor Karen Martin-Booran Mirraboopa

Associate Professor Karen Martin-Booran Mirraboopa

Associate Professor Karen Martin is a Noonuccal woman from Minjerripah (North Stradbroke Island – south east Queensland) and also has Bidjara ancestry (central Queensland). She is a qualified early childhood educator who has taught for more than 20 years in Aboriginal Community education services from early childhood, compulsory schooling to adult training in remote, regional and urban areas of Queensland. She is a University Medallist; joint awardee of the AARE Dissertation Award (2007) and NAIDOC Scholar of the Year (2008). Her


Please knock before you enter: Aboriginal regulation of Outsiders and the implications for researchers (2008), Post Pressed, Teneriffe.

Research question: How do Burungu,
Kuku Yalanji regulate outsiders?

Standpoint: Noonuccal and Bidjara woman

Conceptual Framework: Relatedness theory

Paradigm: Indigeneist research paradigm founded on cultural respect and cultural safety embedded in Aboriginal ontology, epistemology and axiology.

Methods: Content analysis, field visits and storywork