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Leonard Collard

Professor Leonard Collard

ARC Chief Investigator
Indigenous Studies, School of

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School of Indigenous Studies
The University of Western Australia (M303)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 7422
+61 8 6488 1100
Professor Len Collard is an Australian Research Council, Chief Investigator with the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. Len has a background in literature and communications and his research interests are in the area of Aboriginal Studies, including Nyungar interpretive histories and Nyungar theoretical and practical research models. Len has conducted research funded by the Australian Research Council, the National Trust of Western Australia, the Western Australian Catholic Schools and the Swan River Trust and many many other organisations. Professor Collard's research has allowed the broadening of the understanding of the many unique characteristics of Australia's Aboriginal people and has contributed enormously to improving the appreciation of Aboriginal culture and heritage of the Southwest of Australia. Len’s groundbreaking theoretical work has put Nyungar cultural research on the local, national and international stages. Finally Len is a Whadjuk Nyungar elder and who is a respected Traditional Owner of the Perth Metropolitan area and surrounding lands, rivers, swamps ocean and it's culture.
Key research
Aboriginal knowledge espistemology in research, teaching and community engagement
Nyungar Language and culture
Aboriginal Placenames of the south-west of Western Australia
Cultural respect and goodwill
Men's social and emotional well being
Collaborative approaches to
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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