Dr Marlene Longbottom is a Yuin woman, from Roseby Park mission (Jerrinja) on the South Coast of NSW and is an Associate Professor with the Indigenous Education & Research Centre at James Cook University. Marlene has lived and worked in New South Wales, the Torres Strait and Far North QLD for almost 30 years, working in the human service and university sectors. 

Dr Longbottom's research experience spans over a decade where she has collaboratively designed, implemented community-based research and evaluation projects of benefit and priority driven by the Indigenous community in both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in urban, regional and remote communities in New South Wales, Queensland. She has expertise in research in service systems and service provision to Indigenous communities. The past ten years her research focused on trauma and violence in Indigenous communities. 

Dr Longbottom’s track record includes publishing in international and national journals, her work is recognized internationally having been invited to a number of universities in the United States, while also being part of multiple nationally competitive grants totaling over $7 million. Marlene is also an Associate Investigator on two ARC Centre of Excellences awarded in 2022. She was successful with a nationally competitive research grant to the Australian Research Council, Indigenous Discovery grant, titled Navigating the Carceral Interface, totaled over $1.287m, she is the lead Chief Investigator and a recipient of the prestigious Discovery Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (DAATSIA), due to be completed in 2027.

Dr Longbottom is currently completing a piece of work for the New South Wales Ombudsman Office where she is conducting an in-depth case review of 43 suicide deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Youth from 2011-2020, this work is due to be completed in October 2024. She is also completing a manuscript for her forthcoming book - Silent No More, based on her decade of research related to violence and Indigenous women in NSW and QLD Australia.

Dr Longbottom is frequently requested to provide expert opinion and advice to government on Indigenous issues in areas related to her work in violence, trauma and social justice matters. She has appeared on News outlets; NITV – The Point, SBS – Insight and ABC – The Drum. 

  • Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Research Methodologies, Culturally and Trauma Informed Practice and Responses, Violence in Indigenous Communities, Community Based Research and Evaluation Indigenous Community Controlled Organisations Research and Evaluation Critical Indigenous Feminism, Critical Race Theory, Systems Research, Indigenous Social and Cultural Determinants of Health and Wellbeing, Social Justice, Gendered Studies, Public Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Communities Native Hawaiian People and Communities

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