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Dr John Hunter is an Aboriginal postdoctoral researcher from the Gamilaraay and Wiradjuri people of NSW. His work focuses on community based solutions that facilitate self-directed change as a means to address the marginalisation and disadvantage affecting Aboriginal communities.

From a methodological position, he uses Indigenous research approaches that develop community capacity and cultural restoration through the framework of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Education/Academic qualification

Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, PhD, Macquarie University

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Outputs 2003 2018

The limits of ABS laws: why Gumbi Gumbi and other bush foods and medicines need specific indigenous knowledge protections

Robinson, D., Raven, M. & Hunter, J., 2018, Biodiversity, genetic resources and intellectual property: developments in access and benefit sharing. Lawson, C. & Adhikari, K. (eds.). New York ; London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 185-207 23 p. (Routledge Research in Intellectual Property).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review


The River of learning: building relationships in a university, school and community Indigenous widening participation collaboration

Whiteford, G., Hunter, J., Jamie, J., Pitson, R., Breckenridge, D., Elders, Y., Vemulpad, S., Harrington, D. & Jamie, I., 10 Nov 2017, In : Higher Education Research and Development. 36, 7, p. 1490-1502 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Aboriginal men and youth program: evaluation report

Hunter, J., Sep 2016, NSW Government. 40 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearchpeer-review

Open Access

'No place to call home': Indigenous homelessness in the Penrith LGA

Hunter, J., 2006, Penrith City Council. 100 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access

Research partnerships in Aboriginal bush medicine

Liu, Q., Dzeha, T., Harrington, D., Flower, M., Hunter, J., Kohen, J., Vemulpad, S. & Jamie, J. F., 2004, p. 4-4. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch