BJ Newton, PhD (Social Work/ Social Policy), University of NSW, BA (hons. In sociology), University of New South Wales, B Social Work, University of New South Wales.
I am a proud Aboriginal Australian living in Sydney, and my family comes from Erambie Aboriginal Reserve at West Cowra on Wiradjuri Country in NSW.
I am a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre within the UNSW Sydney, specialising in qualitative inquiry, Indigenous research methods and child protection research and policy. My particular area of interest is in developing the knowledge and evidence-base of Aboriginal people from their perspective, particularly in the area of child protection, using participatory and community-based methods.
I am also a lecturer and cultural student advisor for Indigenous Social Work students at UNSW, providing cultural supervision, mentoring and support.
I am also leading the Indigenous Strategy of our faculty.