Dr Lawrence Bamblett
Adjunct Research Fellow
Dr Lawrence Bamblett is a researcher with twenty years of experience conducting successful community engagement projects. A Wiradjuri man, Dr Bamblett is a leader committed to dealing with vital issues of education and health confronting Indigenous communities, and has a track record of initiating, resourcing and managing culturally responsible research projects. He has produced numerous high quality research outputs, and has 22 years of experience working as a teacher with students from pre-school to post-graduate level. Dr Bamblett was awarded his PhD in 2009 from Charles Sturt University (CSU) on the research topic 'Continuity and Representations of Wiradjuri Culture', and is currently Education Fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
Dr Bamblett was a lecturer in undergraduate and post-graduate courses at CSU from 2004 to 2009, in which he contributed to the University's Indigenous Education Strategy and authored the university's Koori Admissions Program. He is a member of AIATSIS, of Erambie Advancement Aboriginal Corporation, Yalbillinga Boori Multipurpose Aboriginal Children's Service Corporation, the Cowra Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and the Australian Literacy Educators Association. He has won a number of prizes for his academic work, including the CSU Faculty of Education Outstanding Thesis Prize (2009) and the CSU School of Human Movement Studies Prize for an Honours Project (2003). He was also a runner up in the Stanner Award (2011).
Dr Bamblett's research and practice has a central focus on analysis and understanding of the nature and impact of the way in which Aboriginal people historically and currently have been represented, and choose to represent themselves. His work investigates the inter-relationship between identity, representation and engagement in a number of spheres, but particularly education, sport and health. His work aims to uncover and improve understanding of the link between representations of Indigenous identity and outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
- Bamblett, L. (forthcoming). 'Picture Who We Are: Representations of Identity and the Appropriation of Photographs Into a Wiradjuri Oral History Tradition'. In: Jane Lydon (ed). Calling the Shots: Aboriginal Photographies. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
- Bamblett, L. (forthcoming). Our Stories Are Our Survival: Cultural Continuity at Erambie Mission. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
- Bamblett, L. (2011) 'Straightline Stories: Representations and Indigenous Australian Identities in the Sports Discourse', Australian Aboriginal Studies (2):5-20.
- Bamblett, L. (Ed.) (2008) Grand Corroborees: The Ideologies Of the World's Sporting Events. Sydney: McGraw Hill.
- Bamblett, L. (2008) 'A Modern Day Corroboree? The Culture of the Annual NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Carnival'. In: L. Bamblett (Ed.) Grand Corroborees: The Ideologies of the World's Sporting Events. Sydney: McGraw-Hill.