Dr Julie Lahn

PhD (Anthropology) James Cook University of North Queensland; BA Hons 1st Class (Anthropology & Archaeology) JCUNQ
Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
College Arts & Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 3166

Areas of expertise

  • Policy And Administration 1605
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Studies Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Society 169902

Research interests

  • Work and Employment
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Experiences of Work in Government Bureaucracies
  • Professional forms of Work
  • Anthropology of Bureaucracy
  • Government Sector - Indigenous Sector interaction

Researcher's projects

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce: Options for Future Policy Planning (2020)

Co-Researchers: Julie Lahn (CAEPR), Stefanie Puszka (CAEPR, Menzies School of Health Research, CDU), Paul Lawton (Menzies, CDU), Yonatan Dinku (CAEPR), Nina Nichols (CAEPR), Francis Markham (CAEPR)

Project Linkage and Funding: National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF)

Obstacles to Career Progression for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australian Public Service (2018)

Co-Researchers: Julie Lahn (CAEPR) and Samantha Faulkner (APS Secondee to CAEPR)

Project Linkages: Australian Public Service Commission; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior Executive Service Steering Committee

Project Funding: Australian Public Service Commission, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Understanding the Decisions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Servants to Exit the Australian Public Service (2016)

Co-Researchers: Nic Biddle (CAEPR), Julie Lahn (CAEPR)

Project Linkage and Funding: Australian Public Service Commission

Reciprocal Accountability and Public Value in Aboriginal Organisations (2016-2020)

Co-Researchers: Patrick Sullivan (Nulungu Institute, University of Notre Dame), Janet Hunt (CAEPR, ANU), Julie Lahn (CAEPR, ANU), Kathryn Thorburn (Nulungu Institute, UNDA)

Project Linkages: Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre; Nyamba Buru Yawuru; Marra Worra Worra

Project Funding: Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP160102250)

Current student projects

Lisa Conway Pat Turner Scholar, PhD, CAEPR, ANU (Chair of Panel, Primary Supervisor)

Catherine Holmes PhD, CAEPR, ANU (Chair of Panel, Associate Supervisor)

John Morseu PhD, Centre for Heritage and Museum studies, ANU (Associate Supervisor)

Nina Nichols PhD, CAEPR, ANU (Associate Supervisor)

Susan Page PhD, CAEPR, ANU (Chair of Panel, Associate Supervisor)

Stefanie Puszka PhD, CAEPR, ANU and Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University (Chair of Panel, Associate Supervisor)

Craig Ritchie PhD, CAEPR, ANU (Associate Supervisor)

Past student projects

Rosalie Willows BA Honours 1st class (Anthropology) ANU 2014-5 'The Value of Work and the Will to Improve: The Affective Atmosphere of Closing the Gap'.

Tjanara Goreng Goreng PhD ANU 2018 'The Road to Eldership: Following the Tjukurpa Way'.

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