Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Annette Gainsford

 Annette Gainsford

Profile

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.

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Qualifications

2018 Current Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, Charles Sturt University

2016 Bachelor of Business (Honours) First Class, Charles Sturt Universityt

2009 Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander), Australian Catholic University

2008 Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Australian Catholic University

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Teaching

Bachelor of Laws
  • LAW112 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
  • LAW116 Writing and Communication for Legal Profession
  • LAW216 Property Law
  • LAW312 Resources Law: Contemporary Issues in Primary Production
  • LAW314 Community Law and Culture: Regional, Rural, Remote and Indigenous Contemporary Issues
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing (Subject Convenor)
Bachelor of Education Primary - Secondary
  • EEB206 Pedagogies and Practice for Social Justice
  • EED208 Aboriginal and Cultural Pedagogies
  • EMH419 Curriculum Studies, Society and Environment
  • EEP420 Understanding Indigenous Communities and the Child (Subject Convenor)
  • EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives in Secondary Education (Subject Convenor)

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Research

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 SantamarĂ­a, 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

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Publications

https://bjbs.csu.edu.au/centres/law-and-justice/staff/profiles/academic-staff/annette-gainsford The complete list of Annette's publications can be found here - https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/persons/againsfocsueduau

Selected Publications

Chapters in Research Books

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.

Journal Articles - Refereed

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.

Reports

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.

Other Publications

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).

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Professional Memberships

  • Current - Member of the Council of Australian Law Deans - Working Party on First Peoples Partnerships
  • Current - Member of the Australasian Legal Academics Association
  • Current - Member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium
  • Current - Charles Sturt University Reconciliation Action Plan – Co-Lead “Respect”
  • 2016-2017 - Charles Sturt University Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science Representative, Indigenous Board of Studies
  • Previous President and Executive and Member- Bathurst Aboriginal Education Consultative Group

Awards

  • 2019 - Gainsford, A. Recipient of the Indigenous HDR Maria Locke – NSW Institute for Educational Research Grant
  • 2018 - Gainsford, A. Charles Sturt University NAIDOC Award for Excellence in Indigenous Education and Curriculum Design. Demonstrated outstanding leadership in the development of the Bachelor of Laws at CSU, making it internationally unique in building the Indigenous cultural competence of its graduates.
  • 2018 - Gainsford, A. Australian Graduate School of Policing and Centre for Law and Justice Excellence Awards. Leadership Excellence Award - For excellence in building curriculum that embeds Indigenous perspectives.
  • 2018 - Gainsford, A. Australian Graduate School of Policing and Centre for Law and Justice Excellence Awards. Excellence in Community Engagement Award - For embedding community engagement in curriculum within the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminal Justice and expanding relationships for the Centre for Law and Justice.
  • 2016 - Gainsford, A. Charles Sturt University Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences - Outstanding Achievement Award for Honours Research.
  • 2016 - Gainsford, A. Women Out West Award for Outstanding Community Leadership

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