Researcher biography

Katelyn Barney is an Associate Professor in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit and also affiliated with the School of Music. Her research focuses on improving pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students into and through higher education and advancing understanding about the role of collaborative research and music making between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people. She has published across these areas and her latest edited book is Musical Collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous People in Australia: Exchanges in the Third Space. She is also Managing Editor of The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.

She was an Equity Fellow with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) and her fellowship explored effective evaluation of university outreach with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary school students. Katelyn co-hosts a podcast with her colleague Professor Tracey Bunda: "Indigenising Curriculum in Practice" and co-hosted a previous series "Indigenous Success: Doing it, Thinking it, Being it". Katelyn has also collaborated with Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Professor Tracey Bunda and colleagues across five universities to undertake a NCSEHE research grant to build the evidence to improve completion rates for Indigenous tertiary students.

Katelyn is an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow and her National Teaching Fellowship focused on developing pathways for Indigenous students from undergraduate study into Higher Degrees by Research.