Margaret Raven


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Dr Margaret Raven is a Postdoctoral Fellow through the Macquarie University Fellowship for Indigenous Researchers at Macquarie University. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), University of New South Wales, Australia. Dr Raven is a geographer with experience working for a Native Title Representative Body, the Australian Human Rights Commission, and the WA Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Her research interests include Indigenous protocols in research and policy development; the spatial analysis of policies; Indigenous food security; and the role of Indigenous knowledge(s) in biodiversity conservation.

Margaret’s PhD, Gatekeepers, guardians and gatecrashers: the enactment of protocols to protect Indigenous knowledge, and how protocols order these practices, explored the enactment of protocols in an Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Her current research takes the study of protocols further to explore them in the context of Indigenous food security at the household level, and the implementation of biodiversity conservation. She is undertaking this research through her postdoctoral position at Macquarie University, and as a co-Chief Investigator, along with A/Prof Daniel Robinson (UNSW Australia), on the ARC Discovery Project (DP180100507) Indigenous knowledge futures: protecting and promoting Indigenous knowledge.

Dr Raven is a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts. She is also a member on Human Research Ethics Committees for Macquarie University, and for the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

Dr Raven has engaged in international negotiations through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the UN Convention on Biodiversity Conservation. She was a 2003/2004 PhD Fellow with the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Yokohama, Japan, and a 2009 Indigenous Fellow with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland.

Research interests

  • Food (security and sovereignty)
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Protocols

External positions

Member of the ARC College of Experts, Australian Research Council

23 Feb 201831 Dec 2020

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Projects 2016 2022

Research Output 2006 2018

Kava, Kastom and Indigenous knowledge: next steps under the Nagoya Protocol

Robinson, D. & Raven, M. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of South Pacific Law.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The impact of vicarious trauma on Indigenous health researchers

Eades, A-M., Hackett, M., Raven, M., Liu, H. & Cass, A. 14 Nov 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Public Health Research and Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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 & Francis Group, p. 185-207 23 p. (Routledge Research in Intellectual Property)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

indigenous knowledge
traditional knowledge
code of laws

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk