Dr Sandy O'Sullivan is an Aboriginal Australian academic working in the research area of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. Sandy is a lifelong Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow exploring alternative dissemination for Indigenous research training, and is a current Australian Research Council Fellow completing a multi-year international project on Indigenous inclusion in the national museum space.
An Indigenous Australian project-based perspective on creativity and research dissemination.
Sandy O’Sullivan raises important issues relevant to academic researchers everywhere, such as what counts as legitimate research output and how should it be assessed. As she points out, non-text based outputs are now generally acceptable in the arts, but is there as case for these in other areas too, especially in Indigenous research contexts? And when it comes to justifying what counts, who should justify this and what criteria should be used to do so?
Don't forget to watch Sandy's video at the end of this article too.