Prof. Owen Stanley

Prof. Owen Stanley
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Primary research group: 
Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods


Research interests

Most of Owen's research and consultancy has been in the area of the economic development of  remote Australian Indigenous communities.  The communities studied have been in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland.  Owen has also conducted research in the development of Indigenous communities in Alaska and in PNG.  Other areas of research interest include regional economic development, cost-benefit analysis, and environmental economics. 

Owen has conducted fieldwork for Indigenous research in the following places: Aboriginal communities on five cattle stations, central Australia, NT; Gagudju communities of Kakadu, NT; Nguiu, NT; Peppimenarti, NT; Daly River Mission, NT; Mornington Island, Qld; Western Desert outstations (a study of 53 outstations), NT; Barunga, NT; Wugularr, NT; Bulman, NT; Eva Valley Station, NT; Islands of the Torres Strait, Qld; Yagga Yagga and the sites of proposed Balgo (WA) outstations; Nondalton (Indian village), Alaska, USA; Kakadu Conservation Zone, NT; A number of Aboriginal communities adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park; Ok Tedi and Fly River villages and towns, PNG; Groote Eylandt Aboriginal communities, NT; Wadeye (Port Keats), NT; Doomadgee, Mornington Island and Indigenous communities in Burketown and Normanton involved in the Gulf Communities Agreement (Native Title), Qld; Kowanyama, Qld.

My projects

Increasing scarcity of wilderness natural habitats biodiversity and other aspects of natural capi

High on the Australian agenda is the removal of disadvantage faced by Indigenous groups and the s

Project A: Provide the NT Dept of Resources with a review of the Benefit/Cost Analysis (BCA) repo

People I work with

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Assoc Prof Natasha Stacey
Natural resources-based livelihoods, Associate Professor
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Dr. Abu Nasar Abdullah
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Frances Every
Alumni - PhD Student
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Julian Gorman
Research Fellow
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Indrawati Y. Asmara
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Luke Preece
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Dr. Bronwyn Myers
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Nick Hogarth
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Nick Smith
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Ria Fitriana
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Dr Sarah Hobgen
Research Associate
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Kamal Melvani
PhD Student
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Ronju Ahammad
PhD Candidate (Forest Science)
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Dirk Steenbergen
Post-doctoral Fellow (NAMRA)
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Pia Harkness
PhD Student
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Frederika Rambu Ngana
PhD student
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Hannah Ling
PhD Student
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Dr Lisa Petheram
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Sam Pickering
Research Associate
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Kim Hunnam
PhD Student
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Gianna Bonis-Profumo
PhD Candidate
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Emily Gibson
PhD Student

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