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 participants: darlene oxenham
 Darlene Oxenham
Curtin Indigenous Research Centre (CIRC)

Research Projects
The Development and Evaluation of an Innovative Approach to Indigenous Healing Arts for Emotional and Social Wellbeing
Significant Contributions to this research
Darlene Oxenham is a Yamatji woman who joined the Curtin Indigenous Research Centre as a Research Fellow in November 1997 and was appointed to the Directors position in 2002, after acting in the position for the last 6 months of 2001. Prior to this Darlene had worked for the Centre for Aboriginal Studies for eight years, six of which were in the role of Coordinator of the Aboriginal Community Management and Development Program. In the position of Coordinator, Darlene was a member of the Senior Indigenous management committee for the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Darlene's area of academic specification is anthropology. The academic discipline gives her a strong comparative interest, both in the varied dimensions of Indigenous Australia, and in other socio-cultural traditions of other Indigenous peoples. Darlene's goal is to further explore the conceptual framework of Aboriginal terms of reference which has been developed at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. She believes that because the concept is so important, it needs to be vigorously examined and developed.

Oxenham, D., Cameron, J., Collard, K., Dudgeon, P., Garvey, D., Kickett, M., Kickett, T., Roberts, J. & Whiteway, J. (1999) A Dialogue On Indigenous Identity: Warts 'n' All, Gunada Press: Perth, WA.

Book Chapters

Dudgeon, P, Mallard, J, Oxenham, D & Fielder, J., (2002), 'Contemporary Aboriginal Perceptions of Community' in Psychological Sense of Community: Research, Applications and Implications, (eds) Fisher, A., Sonn, C., & Bishop, B., New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Collard, K., Fatnowna, S., Oxenham, D., Roberts, J., & Rodriquez, L. (2001). 'Styles, appropriateness and usage of Aboriginal English', Asian Englishes, Tokyo.

Oxenham, D. (2000) An introduction to 'Aboriginal terms of reference' in Working with Indigenous Australians: A Handbook for Psychologists, (Eds.) Dudgeon, P., Garvey, D., and Pickett, H, (In press) Gunada Press: Perth, WA.

Dudgeon, P, Grogan, G & Oxenham, D; in Luke, C (ed). (1996). 'Learning Identities and Differences' Feminisms and Pedagogies of Everyday Life, Ch 1. State University of New York Press: Albany, New York. Discussion Papers

Oxenham, D. (1999). 'Aboriginal terms of reference': The concept at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies, CIRC discussion paper series, 27/1999. Gunada Press: Perth, WA.
Other Evidence of Impact and Contributions to the Field
Darlene Oxenham is a member of the Editorial Board of the Karuna Higher Education Journal. This peer-reviewed journal is a nationally circulated journal for Indigenous Researchers and seeks research papers from all disciplines on topics relating to Indigenous people and issues.
Research Supervision & Teaching Programs
Darlene coordinates and lectures in the Honours program and is the postgraduate coordinator at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Darlene has and will continue to be an Associate supervisor (MA & PhD), in this role she supports Indigenous postgraduate students and has lectured on Aboriginal terms of reference in the postgraduate course offered at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

Co-editor of CIRC publications, Darlene provides support and assistance to staff of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in the production of publications.

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