Researchers find pathway together 

Robyn Ober and Melodie Bat

Bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous research will be the focus of a free public seminar this week at the Casuarina campus of Charles Darwin University (CDU).

Two researchers from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education will discuss their research project, ‘Defining “Both-Ways” and translating it into Batchelor Institute practice’, at the seminar next Thursday, 9 August.

Robyn Ober, a Djirribal woman from north Queensland, and Melodie Bat, a non-Indigenous academic, have been working on the research project this year which includes reflections on their own working relationship as Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers. Both women are post-graduate students at CDU.

They will provide insight and guiding principles for working ethically together when researching within the ‘both ways’ framework.

The presentation will use the personal and professional experiences of these two committed educators to explore the goal of self-empowerment in Indigenous research.

Organised by CDU’s Indigenous Academic Support Unit, the seminar will run from 12noon to 1pm in the seminar room of Building 30 on the Casuarina campus.

For more information, contact seminar coordinator Cynthia Coyne on 8946 6339 or