Day Five - Friday 27 May


Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country


Keynote Speaker
Dr Miri (Margaret) Raven, Senior Scientia Lecturer, Social Policy Research Centre; and Environment & Society Group, UNSW Sydney

Indigenous Protocols: understanding what can and can’t be done

There are unspoken and unwritten rules for working with Indigenous peoples and our knowledge. International law, through the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biodiversity, calls on Parties to ‘take into consideration indigenous and local communities’ customary laws, community protocols and procedures, as applicable, with respect to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources’ and to support the development of these protocols. This keynote will present ideas on what exactly are protocols, how can we understand them, how are they enacted by various players, and how can they support biodiversity conservation.


Note-taking Break


Publication Workshop

Getting published in peer-reviewed journals

Increasingly, Higher Degree by Research students are expected to publish peer-reviewed journal articles arising from their masters or doctoral research. Publishing in peer-reviewed journals is important because evaluation by professionals verifies that the article meets high scholarly standards, and enables you to be part of a scholarly community. It’s the means for establishing and maintaining an academic reputation—and winning promotion and grants. This 3-hour workshop will cover how the peer-review process works and introduce you to strategies for:

  • using an abstract as a planning tool for writing the article
  • targeting the journal and persuading the editor
  • getting the writing done
  • reviewing and revising your text.


Conference Closing Address and Acknowledgements
Prof. Mark Evans DVC-R