Melissa Marshall Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016

Melissa Marshall

Mel is a researcher with Nulungu Research Institute at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus. She specialises in Indigenous Archaeology, particularly rock art research and working alongside community for tangible outcomes in conservation and management. She holds a Masters in Applied Science (GIS) where she investigated the intra-site spatial analysis of a rock art site. She also completed a Grad Dip in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Archaeology). She is currently completing doctoral research at the Australian National University, working with Indigenous communities and ranger groups in Northern Australia to investigate rock art conservation and management methods in response to contemporary issues. She has lived in the Kimberley region for the past 13 years on a remote Aboriginal community. Research interests include * Rock art research (documentation, monitoring, maintenance, conservation and management) within a Caring for Country framework * Indigenous Archaeology * Working with Indigenous communities and ranger groups in cultural heritage management activities and projects with tangible outcomes * Improving standards in the teaching of heritage practice, particularly related to cultural and natural resource management (CNRM) * Development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks on impacts to social, cultural, community and governance outcomes from Indigenous Caring for Country programs * Sustainability of remote Indigenous communities

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