Annette Gainsford, is a Lecturer in Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University, and Indigenous Academic Fellow. Annette has extensive experience in Indigenous curriculum development that embeds Indigenous cultural competence across the disciplines of law, justice, business and education. She is a recognised leader and expert in the field of Indigenous pedagogy, andragogy and Indigenous research methodologies. Annette has led and facilitated seminars, workshops and Higher Degree Research workshops at a range of national and international institutions in relation to the development of Indigenous cultural competency across the higher education curriculum and Indigenous research protocols and methodologies.
Annette’s current Doctoral research “Embedding Indigenous Knowledges in the Design of Higher Education Curriculum: An International Study in Law Education” aims to develop an original model for embedding Indigenous knowledges into higher education law curriculum. The proposed model will provide guidance to tertiary institutions when forming collaborative partnerships with Indigenous peoples and communities to embed Indigenous knowledges and perspectives across law curriculum.
2018 Current Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, Charles Sturt University
2016 Bachelor of Business (Honours) First Class, Charles Sturt University
2009 Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander), Australian Catholic University
2008 Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Australian Catholic University
2017 – Current – Doctoral research A, Gainsford, “Embedding Indigenous Knowledges in the Design of Higher Education Curriculum: An International Study in Law Education” - aims to develop an original model for embedding Indigenous knowledges into higher education law curriculum. The proposed model will provide guidance to tertiary institutions when forming collaborative partnerships with Indigenous peoples and communities to embed Indigenous knowledges and perspectives across law curriculum.
January, 2017 – CRC Research Children in Out-Of-Home-Care (OOHC) in the criminal justice system: The view of Frontline Criminal Justice Professionals Project Team: K McFarlane, A Gerard, E Colvin, A McGrath, A Gainsford (Indigenous Consultant) and J Murray (Centre for Law & Justice; School of Psychology).
April, 2017 – “Indigenous Leadership for Social Change” – United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), New York. Michelle Evans, Charles Sturt University, Australia Annette Gainsford, Charles Sturt University, Australia (Researcher for United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues), Sonia Ospina, New York University, US Angela Santamaría, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, Celina Su, CUNY Graduate Center, US.
November, 2016 – A Gainsford, (First Class Honours) Understanding andragogy methods supporting Indigenous business education in Australia.- In Australia, universities are the key stakeholders in developing effective Indigenous business education programs. The Melbourne Business School Indigenous education program is an innovative model where andragogy methods are utilised to reinforce and capitalise on the cultural knowledge and expertise that Indigenous entrepreneurs bring with them into the learning environment. This research examined the MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class business education program, and further analysed the andragogy methods in the teaching of Indigenous entrepreneurs and how increased business skills supports the development of Indigenous business in Australia
The complete list of Annette's publications can be found here
Gainsford, A., Gerard, A., Bailey. K., (2019). ‘Yindyamarra in Action: Indigenous Cultural Competence as Core Business within Legal Education and Law Schools.’ In Hill, B., Bacchus, R., Harris, J. (Eds.) Teaching Aboriginal Cultural Competence. Springer Nature.
Gerard, A., Gainsford, A., Bailey, K. (2018). ‘Embedding Indigenous Cultural Competence in a Bachelors of Laws at the Centre for Law and Justice, Charles Sturt University: A Case Study’ in Lindgren, K., Kunc, F., Coper, M. (Eds.).The Future of Australian Legal Education: A Collection 323-341 Thomson Reuters, Australia.
Auhl, G., Gainsford, A., Hill, B., & Zundans-Fraser, L. (2018). Building Indigenously Culturally Competent Teacher Education Programs in Rodriguez de France, C., McIvor, O., Whitinui, P. (Eds.) Promising Practices in Indigenous Teacher Education 41-56. Springer, Singapore.
Gainsford, A., Robertson, S. (2019). ‘Yarning Shares Knowledge: Wiradyuri Storytelling, Cultural Immersion and Video Reflections’ The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education: Special Issue: Fronting up to Narcissus – Engaging Critically with the Potential and Practice of Reflection.
Gainsford, A. (2018).‘Connection to Country – Place-based Learning Initiatives Embedded in the CSU Bachelor of Law’, 28(2) Australian Legal Education Review 1-15.
Gerard, A., Gainsford, A. (2018). ‘Using Legislation to Teach Indigenous Cultural Competence in an Introductory Law’ Subject’, 28(2) Legal Education Review 1-19.
Gainsford, A., Evans, M. (2017). Indigenising Curriculum in Business Education, Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, Volume 20 (1) 57-70.
Gainsford, A. (2018). Matters Relating to Constitutional Change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Hansard.
Vigliante, T., Gainsford, A., Hill, B. (2018). ‘The Sentiments, the Deeds, the Words and the Healing,’ CSU Reconciliation Week Publications.
Gainsford, A. (2017). Book Review Indigenous Advisor. Sigelman, C. K., & Rider, E. A., De George, L. (2015). Life-span human development. Cengage Learning (Third edition, ANZ Edition).