Lauren Arabena

Lauren Arabena is a Torres Strait Islander descendent who has joined the Centre as Indigenous Research Officer.

Lauren has a degree in Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) as well as various experiences in global community development, Australian Indigenous community agendas, conservation and sustainability. Lauren is looking forward to producing research to establish an Indigenous-led urban research agenda.

Her main interest areas includes conservation and wildlife as well as working with Indigenous leaders, researchers, people in the environmental science area looking further into natural resource management, caring for country, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, protected area management, tourism and sustainable practices.

Lauren’s¬†previous employment has been in support roles for the Indigenous Graduate Student Association and the Graduate Programs in Indigenous Research (Summer School and Winter School) which have previously been part of Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at the University of Melbourne.