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Marlene Longbottom Dr

Associate Professor

Overview


Dr Marlene Longbottom is a Yuin woman, from Roseby Park mission (Jerrinja) and is a Principal Research Fellow with the Ngarruwan Ngadju First Peoples Health & Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Wollongong. Her research experience spans over a decade where she has collaboratively designed, implemented community-based research and evaluation projects that is of benefit and priority driven by the Indigenous community. 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 New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Dr Longbottom’s approach to research is emancipative, it unapologetically centers First Nations communities through a social justice lens, that is informed by Critical Indigenous Feminism, Indigenous 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.

Her Postdoctoral work included a cross national study between Australia and United States, that sought to understand the service system responses to violence and trauma experienced by Aboriginal Australians in NSW and Native Hawaiians in Hawai’i, United States where she was the International Visiting Scholar based within the Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, Hawai’i. Dr Longbottom returned from the United States in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For an early career researcher Dr Longbottom’s track record includes publishing in international and national journals, her work is recognised internationally having been invited to a number of universities in the United States, while also being part of multiple nationally competitive grants totalling over $7 million.

In October 2021, Dr Longbottom was successful with a nationally competitive research grant to the Australian Research Council, Indigenous Discovery grant, where she will commence a new project in 2022 titled Navigating the Carceral Interface. This grant totalled over $1.2m where she is the lead Chief Investigator and a recipient of the prestigious Discovery Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (DAATSIA) where she will complete the project between 2022 - 2026. 

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, Indigenous community control research and evaluation, violence, trauma, race and gender studies. Dr Longbottom's research is emancipative, transformative and translational.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Trauma and violence
    Indigenous research 
    Gender studies
    Public Health
    Sociology

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, Indigenous community control research and evaluation, violence, trauma, race and gender studies. Dr Longbottom's research is emancipative, transformative and translational.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Trauma and violence
    Indigenous research 
    Gender studies
    Public Health
    Sociology

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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