Dr Francis Markham

Research Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 488 196 318

Areas of expertise

  • Economic Geography 160401
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Policy 160501
  • Policy And Administration 1605

Research interests

  • Indigenous social and economic policy
  • The political economy of Australian settler-colonialis
  • The commercial gambling industries
  • Critical quantitative geography
  • Social applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


An update to date list of his publications is available on Google Scholar.


Francis Markham is a Research Fellow at at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University. His research aims to integrate critical geographic theory with quantitative methods, in particular the social applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Markham takes geographical approaches to investigate questions related to Indigenous public policy. He regularly works with First Nations organisations to undertake research that is of benefit to Indigenous peoples in Australia.

His current research aims to understand the "wealth gap" between First Nations and non-Indigenous people in Australia. It will link contemporary economic disparities to the stolen wealth of First Nations, and will investigate the role of intergenerational wealth transfers in reproducing economic inequalities.


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