Dr Katelyn Barney

Dr Katelyn Barney

2014 | OLT National Teaching Fellow

University of Queensland | Profile

Pathways to Postgraduate Study for Indigenous Australian Students: Enhancing the Transition to Research Higher Degrees

Fellowship years: 2014 - 2016

Abstract: "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are still grossly under-represented in Higher Degrees by Research (HDRs) when compared to non-Indigenous students. There is a need to build pathways for undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to consider HDRs as an option. The aims of this fellowship are to facilitate an approach to address the issue of low participation rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in HDR programs and to promote a national dialogue in the higher education sector to support successful pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students into HDR programs across disciplines. Outcomes from the fellowship have significant potential to increase Indigenous HDR enrolments across Australia by stimulating change in universities to implement stronger research pathways from undergraduate to postgraduate study for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Fellowship discipline: Indigenous Teaching and Learning