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Marlene Longbottom Dr

Aboriginal PostDoctoral Research Fellow

Overview


Dr Marlene Longbottom is a Yuin woman, from Roseby Park mission (Jerrinja) and is the current Aboriginal Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Australian Health Services Research Institute at the University of Wollongong. Her research spans over a decade where she has co-designed, implemented community-based research and evaluation projects. Dr Longbottom has extensive working experience in the health and human services sector with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in urban, regional and remote communities, in addition to conducting research that is of benefit and priority driven by the community. Dr Longbottom’s approach to research is emancipative, it unapologetically centers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through a social justice lens, that is informed by critical Indigenous Feminism, Indigenist Research Methodologies, critical theory, Critical Race Theory, Black Feminism and Intersectionality. Dr Longbottom’s focus is to ensure those often considered to be on the margins are centered. Their stories and voices told and heard through the research she conducts.  

Dr Longbottom’s PhD investigated Aboriginal women’s experiences of violence and the support services South Eastern New South Wales. Her current work as the first Aboriginal Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the University of Wollongong, is an international comparative between Australia and United States, that is seeking to understand the service system responses to violence and trauma experienced by Aboriginal Australians in NSW and Kanaka Maoli in Hawai’i, United States.

For an early career researcher Dr Longbottom’s track record includes publishing in international and national journals and books. Her work is recognised both nationally and internationally having been invited to attend to present her work at conferences, including invitations from universities in the United States as a visiting scholar. Dr Longbottom has also been part of multiple Australian nationally competitive grants totalling over $5 million in Indigenous research capacity building; an NHMRC Building Indigenous Research Capacity Building lead by the late Emeritus Professor Rick Speare and PVC Jacinta Elston, and an ARC grant; National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) lead by Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton Robinson. Marlene continues to lead her own research, and works as part of interdisciplinary collaborative teams and is a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council being led by Professor Kathie Clapham, A Place Based Model for Aboriginal Community-led Solutions.

Research Overview


  • Dr Longbottom's area of research is interdisciplinary with a focus on community based research that works alongside Indigenous communities who are actively engaged throughout the research process. Her work extends across public health, sociology, Aboriginal Community Control health research and evaluation, violence, trauma, race and gender studies. Dr Longbottom's research is emancipative, transformative and translational.

Selected Publications


Teaching Overview


  • 2019
    Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice - Course redesign, Lecturer.

    2016
    EPHUMA112 – Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations – Course Lecturer
    ABOR1112 – Introduction to Torres Strait Islander studies – Course Convenor

    2015
    ABOR1370 – Working with Aboriginal Communities – Course tutor
    MEDI3017  - General Practice and Sub specialities 1  - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health – Course Tutor
    ABOR1112 – Introduction to Torres Strait Islander Studies – Course Convenor

    2014
    ABOR1112 – Introduction to Torres Strait Islander Studies – Course Convenor

Keywords


  • Community Based Research and Evaluation
    Critical Theory
    Critical Race Theory
    Gender Studies
    Health Service Research and Evaluation
    Indigenous Studies
    Indigenous Feminism
    Indigenous Research Methodologies
    Intersectionality
    Public Health
    Race Studies
    Trauma
    Violence


Research Overview


  • Dr Longbottom's area of research is interdisciplinary with a focus on community based research that works alongside Indigenous communities who are actively engaged throughout the research process. Her work extends across public health, sociology, Aboriginal Community Control health research and evaluation, violence, trauma, race and gender studies. Dr Longbottom's research is emancipative, transformative and translational.

Selected Publications


Teaching Overview


  • 2019
    Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice - Course redesign, Lecturer.

    2016
    EPHUMA112 – Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations – Course Lecturer
    ABOR1112 – Introduction to Torres Strait Islander studies – Course Convenor

    2015
    ABOR1370 – Working with Aboriginal Communities – Course tutor
    MEDI3017  - General Practice and Sub specialities 1  - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health – Course Tutor
    ABOR1112 – Introduction to Torres Strait Islander Studies – Course Convenor

    2014
    ABOR1112 – Introduction to Torres Strait Islander Studies – Course Convenor

Keywords


  • Community Based Research and Evaluation
    Critical Theory
    Critical Race Theory
    Gender Studies
    Health Service Research and Evaluation
    Indigenous Studies
    Indigenous Feminism
    Indigenous Research Methodologies
    Intersectionality
    Public Health
    Race Studies
    Trauma
    Violence


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