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
  • Studies Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Society 169902
  • Policy And Administration 1605

Research interests

  • Indigenous Social and Economic policy
  • The Political Economy of Settler-Colonialism in Australia
  • 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).

His current research investigates questions related to the geography of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. His doctoral research between 2013 and 2017 took a GIS approach to the investigation of the local impacts of poker machines. From 2011 to 2012, he was a research associate at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, where he worked on an ARC Linkage project entitled "Gambling-related harm in Northern Australia.”


Researcher's projects

  • National Indigenous Languages Report:  As part of a larger project with the School of ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics and AIATSIS, our work examines the linkages between social indicators and the use of Indigenous languages
  • Evaluation of the Local Decision Making initiative of OCHRE, a NSW Government plan for community-focused policy and service delivery in Aboriginal affairs
  • Indigenous Population Project: As part of an on-going research project at CAEPR, this work involves detailed regional analysis of relative and absolute change in Indigenous social indicators



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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