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Clair Andersen

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Clair Andersen

Aboriginal Higher Education Advisor

Level 4, TUU Building, Sandy Bay Campus

(03) 62262517 (phone)

Clair.Andersen@utas.edu.au

Achievements

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Training Advisory Council (ATSIPTAC)
  • Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council
  • Tasmanian Women's Honour Roll
  • Australian Education Union, Chair of Aboriginal Education Committee

General Responsibilities

Career Summary

Clair has Yanyuwa and Gungallida clan connections in the Gulf country of northern Australian, is skilled in Indigenous education and workforce development and has contributed extensively to improving policy and practice in these domains nationally. She was Head of Riawunna Centre for Indigenous Education at UTAS 2006 to 2013 and has more than 30 years experience in Aboriginal education including the development of teaching and learning resources, programs and policies to enhance student learning, to improve understanding of Australia's Indigenous peoples and build better futures. Her research interests are in improving education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and the development of culturally inclusive curriculum to enhance understanding and improve delivery of health and education services to Indigenous Australians. Clair has extensive experience in national research projects, including Career Guidance for Indigenous Students, On-line Learning and Employment Conditions of Aboriginal Education Workers in schools and review of employment conditions and career opportunities for Indigenous workers in the VET and university sectors. Her recent research projects have addressed the need for Aboriginal Health Worker training in Tasmania and pathways to teaching qualifications for Aboriginal Education Workers.

Professional Activities

Aboriginal Higher Education Advisor

The Aboriginal Higher Education Advisor provides institutional leadership in the development of curriculum encompassing Aboriginal issues across the whole of the University, including training for staff and students in cultural awareness and related issues.

The position has a key strategic role in effective development and delivery of whole-of-university strategy and associated initiatives in curriculum development related to Aboriginal knowledges and values, within the broader context of the Learning and Teaching strategic plan and Social Inclusion plan.

The Aboriginal Higher Education Advisor also engages with the Aboriginal communities in Tasmania at a senior level to foster community input into, the University.

The Aboriginal Higher Education Advisor provides strategic advice on Aboriginal issues to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education) and is a member of the Division of Students and Education Management Team.

The Advisor also contributes at the national level to Aboriginal issues through research, teaching, and/or scholarship.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Advisor

Clair has also been appointed as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Advisor to promote responsible research practices and compliance with national guidelines and ensure the quality and integrity of Indigenous related research at the University.

Information about submitting a human ethics research application is available on the Research Division Website.

Publications

My publication output includes, book chapters, academic journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers

  • Fredericks, B., Clapham, K., Bainbridge, R., Collard, C., Adams, M., Bessarab, D., Andersen, C., Duthie, D., Ball, R., Thompson (Longbottom), M. and Daniels, C. 2014. 'Ngulluck Katitj Wah Koorl Koorliny/ Us mob going along learning to research together': Drawing on action research to develop a literature review on Indigenous gendered health and wellbeing ALARj-Action Learning Action Research Journal, 20(2): 89-113.
  • Andersen, C. Teacher Education, Aboriginal Studies and the New National Curriculum.
    The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education / Volume 41 / Special Issue 01 / August 2012, pp 40 – 46 DOI:10.1017/jie.2012.7
  • Andersen, C. Developing cultural competence as a graduate attribute at the University of Tasmania, From Knowledge to Wisdom - Journal of Literature and Art Studies, USA, Vol. 2, No.2, Feb. 2012.
  • Andersen, C. Chapter 6: Impediments to educational success for Indigenous students, Two Way Teaching And Learning, ACER Press, 2011.
  • Andersen, C. Chapter 4: Indigenous Perspectives and Cultural Identity, Diversity and Inclusion in Australian School, Oxford 2010.
  • Andersen, C. Indigenous Footprints on Health Curriculum, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009.
  • Andersen, C. Indigenous Higher Education: The Role of Universities in Releasing Potential, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008.
  • Adams, M., Andersen, C., Bainbridge, R., Ball, R. Bessarab, D., Clapham, K. Collard, L., Dudgeon, P., Duthie, D., Fredericks, B., Longbottom, M. (alphabetical order). The development a health research capacity building program for Indigenous Australian researchers: The NIRAKN Health Node. The International Network in Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD), 5-10 October 2014. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Andersen, C. 2014. Indigenising Universities: Looking at the UTAS Model. AIATSIS 2014 Conference, Breaking Barriers in Indigenous Research & Thinking: 50 years on, 27 March 2014. Canberra, Australia.
  • Andersen, C. 2014. Against the Odds: Finding Place and Space, ANZCIES Conference, 26 November 2014. Brisbane, Australia.

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Fields of Research

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
  • Education (139999)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
  • Environmental Education and Extension (050203)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy (160501)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education (130108)
  • Race and Ethnic Relations (160803)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Studies in Human Society (169999)
  • Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law (180101)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)

Research Objectives

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (939901)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare (940102)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Tourism (900399)
  • Special Needs Education (939907)
  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Curriculum (930399)
  • Law Reform (940405)

Publications

Total publications

17

Journal Article

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Andersen C, Edwards A, Wolfe B, 'Finding space and place: using narrative and imagery to support successful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in enabling programs', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 46, (1) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1326-0111 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jie.2016.11 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Wolfe B

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2015Fredericks B, Clapham K, Bessarab D, Dudgeon P, Bainbridge R, et al., 'Developing Pictorial Conceptual Metaphors as a means of understanding and changing the Australian health system for indigenous people', Action Learning Action Research Journal, 21, (1) pp. 77-107. ISSN 1326-964X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2014Fredericks B, Clapham K, Bainbridge R, Collard L, Adams M, et al., ' Ngulluck Katitj Wah Koorl Koorliny/ Us mob going along learning to research together': Drawing on action research to develop a literature review on Indigenous gendered health and wellbeing', Action Learning Action Research Journal, 20, (2) pp. 89-113. ISSN 1326-964X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2012Andersen C, 'Developing cultural competence as a graduate attribute at the University of Tasmania', Journal of Literature and Art Studies, 2, (2) pp. 351-364. ISSN 2159-5836 (2012) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2012Andersen C, 'Teacher education, Aboriginal studies and the new national curriculum', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 41, (1) pp. 40-46. ISSN 1326-0111 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jie.2012.7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2009Andersen C, 'Indigenous footprints on health curriculum', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 38 pp. 40-45. ISSN 1326-0111 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2009Andersen C, Walter MM, 'Introduction', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 38S, (Supplement) pp. 1-2. ISSN 1326-0111 (2009) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Walter MM

2008Andersen C, Bunda T, Walter MM, 'Indigenous higher education: the role of universities in releasing the potential', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 37 pp. 1-8. ISSN 1326-0111 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Walter MM

Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Andersen C, Walter MM, 'Indigenous Perspectives and Cultural Identity', Diversity, Inclusion and engagement, Oxford University Press, Mervyn Hyde, Lorelei Carpenter and Robert Conway (ed), Australia, pp. 67-90. ISBN 9780195522235 (2013) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Walter MM

2011Andersen C, 'Impediments to educational success for Indigenous students', Two Way Teaching and Learning, ACER Press, Nola Purdie, Gina Milgate, Hannah Rachel Bell (ed), Victoria, pp. 93-104. ISBN 9781742860183 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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2010Andersen C, Walter MM, 'Indigenous Perspectives and Cultural Identity', Diversity and Inclusion in Australian Schools, Oxford University Press, Mervyn Hyde, Lorelei Carpenter & Robert Conway (ed), South Melbourne, Vic, pp. 63-87. ISBN 9780195558838 (2010) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Walter MM

Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2002Andersen C, 'Wadu', Journal of Aboriginal Studies, 1, (2002) pp. 69-74. (2002) [Other Review]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Andersen C, 'Indigenising Universities: Looking at the UTAS Model', AIATSIS 2014 Conference, Breaking Barriers in Indigenous Research & Thinking: 50 years on, 27 March 2014, Canberra, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Andersen C, O'Dowd M, Gower LK, 'Aboriginal Education Workers in Tasmania becoming Teachers', More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI), Australia (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: O'Dowd M; Gower LK

2003Andersen C, 'Analysis of 'Partners in a Learning Culture Blueprint for Implementation' Midterm review reports in relation to Training Packages and Indigenous stakeholders', Australian National Training Authority (2003) [Consultants Report]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Andersen C, 'Tracks into Teaching', University of Tasmania, Australia (2015) [Internal Newsletter]

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2015Andersen C, 'Tracks into Teaching: A guide to becoming a teacher in Tasmania for Year 9-12 students', More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative, Australia, pp. 1-15. (2015) [Internal Newsletter]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$3,167,702

Projects

Aboriginal Tasmania Digital Map Expansion to Include UTAS Aboriginal Site Interpretations (2017)$10,800
Description
Developing the Aboriginal Tasmania map as part of he 2015 Community Engagement project has enable a large audience (within Tasmania, nationally and internationally) to engage with Tasmania's Aboriginal heritage. The aim of htis propsal is to expand this very successful resource to include Aboriginalsite interpretations of three UTAS campusies.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,800)
Scheme
Grant-Community Engagement
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andersen C
Year
2017
14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on arts and Humanities - January 2016 (2016)$2,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($2,000)
Scheme
Grant-NIRAKN International Travel Bursary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andersen C
Year
2016
How do Indigenous Children grow up strong in education? (2016 - 2018)$310,000
Description
This project will investigate how Indigenous children grow up strong in education. The project will develop astatistically robust picture of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children attain education achievementdespite adverse life circumstances using data from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. The projectuses an Indigenous research methodology to frame its mapping of the critical intersections of the resilience, lifeevents, social variables and protective factors arising for children and their families in different locations andsocio-economic circumstances that support the growing up of children strong in education. The project alsosupports Indigenous quantitative analysis capacity building.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($310,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Indigenous
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Walter MM; Andersen C; Aitken WA
Period
2016 - 2018
Grant Reference
IN160100024
Aboriginal Education Worker (AEW) Views on Teaching (2014 - 2015)$32,510
Description
Project aims: - Interview AEW - Identify factors to persuade, support and encourage engagement of AEWs in Tasmania to undertake a degree in Education.A statewide intensive qualitative study, producing rich and deep data. Will produce a report of findings and recommendations for strategies to increase AEWs enrolled in teaching degrees, and on retention of school students, and atitudes towards further education.
Funding
University of South Australia ($32,510)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andersen C; O'Dowd MF
Period
2014 - 2015
National Indigenous Research and Knowledge Network (NIRAKN) (2012 - 2016)$2,798,392
Funding
Australian Research Council ($2,798,392)
Scheme
Grant-Special Research Initiatives
Administered By
Queensland University of Technology
Research Team
Moreton-Robinson A; Walter MM; Maynard John; Bainbridge R; Bodkin-Andrews G; Trudgett M; Andersen C; Aitken WA
Period
2012 - 2016
Grant Reference
SR120100005
Yolla Birding Project Video (2003)$7,000
Funding
Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment ($7,000)
Scheme
Grant-Bicentenary of Tasmania
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andersen C
Year
2003
Educating the Tourist (2003)$7,000
Funding
Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment ($7,000)
Scheme
Grant-Bicentenary of Tasmania
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andersen C; Breen SM
Year
2003