Personal details

Dr Juliana Mclaughlin
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication
Discipline *
Cultural Studies, Other Education
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Past President (2014-15) – Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES)
  • President (2012-13) – Australian New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES)
  • Representative (2012-13) – World Council for Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)
  • Member – New Societies Standing Committee (WCCES)
  • Member – Higher Education Research Network (HERN)
  • Member – American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • Member – Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • Member – British Association for International and Comparative (BAICE)
  • Member – Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES)
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Juliana Mohok McLaughlin (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia where she teaches critical Indigenous studies in higher education, education, decolonising methodologies, research ethics and protocols and culture studies. Her teaching and research are informed by postcolonialism, critical race and critical theories, decolonisation and Indigenous standpoint frameworks.

She has a track record in supervising international and domestic Doctor of Philosophy and Professional Doctorates from multi-disciplinary backgrounds and projects to successful completion over the last 20 years. Her research is driven by her passion for decolonising research and education, social justice, equitable development and international education. Juliana has extensively published in refereed journals and book chapters, serves on journal editorial boards and has provided expert reviews for a number of manuscripts for publishing firms.

Juliana worked as an academic advisor in the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT Chancellery from 2004 – 2017 where she led and facilitated academic and cultural support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students studying at QUT.

She is a past president for the Australian New Guinea Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES), currently Oceania CIES. Juliana is from Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.


This information has been contributed by Dr Juliana Mclaughlin.


Dr Julie McLaughlin currently teaches and researches in:

  • Indigenous knowledges, research ethics, and protocols
  • Indigenous education
  • Culture studies
  • Indigenous representations
  • Development education and curriculum reform
  • Post-colonialism and education
  • Education
  • Pasifika students in Australian universities
  • Indigenous politics – global perspectives
This information has been contributed by Dr Juliana Mclaughlin.


Dr Julie McLaughlin has provided consultancy for the following organisations:

  • Ministry of Education, Papua New Guinea
  • Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea
  • Visiting Vietnamese Educators
  • Madrasah Educators Project
  • Papua New Guinea curriculum development
This information has been contributed by Dr Juliana Mclaughlin.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


  • Visual Artists Employing the Moving Image to Respond to Legacy (2015)

  • The role of social enterprise in regional development: Opportunities and constraints in Australia (2013)

  • Front page – back page schools: Factors influencing students academic performance in five secondary schools in PNG (2012)

  • Resisting contradictions: non-Indigenous pre-service teacher responses to critical Indigenous studies (2011)

Current supervisions

  • Message Stick Intersects Western Science: Understanding experiences of networking interactions, using open service social media platforms, from within rural and remote Aboriginal Australia
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Jason Watson
  • Always was, always will be: Continuing ancestral connectivity through performance
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Sandra Gattenhof, Professor Susan Carson
  • Understanding the barriers and enablers to Australian Indigenous career succession and progression in the workplace
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Robyn Mayes
  • The Silent Space: Examining Women's Voices in Archaeoacoustics
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Gavin Carfoot

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)