The Yuwaya Ngarra-li Partnership is pleased to share the recording of our first Pub(lication) Talks event: a conversation hosted by UNSW Yuwaya Ngarra-li Director Ruth McCausland with Senior Research Fellows Peta Ivy MacGillivray and Rebecca Reeve about recent YN publications: 


Peta Ivy MacGillivray is a Kalkutungu and South Sea Islander lawyer and researcher, and the Yuwaya Ngarra-li Youth and Legal Advisor based at UNSW. Peta has worked as a researcher on a range of criminology, legal services and community development projects in NSW and across Australia. Peta’s former area of legal practice and current PhD research focuses on the criminalisation of Indigenous children and young people with intellectual disability experiencing social and economic disadvantage.  

Dr Rebecca Reeve is a Senior Research Fellow with Yuwaya Ngarra-li at UNSW . She is an applied econometrician with particular expertise in linked administrative data. Rebecca uses quantitative data analysis to help to understand what works to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of vulnerable Australian populations. She is working with the Dharriwaa Elders Group to locate, access and analyse data to help build evidence about what’s happening in the community, what’s working and what are the systemic barriers that are preventing people in the community from thriving, particularly young people.   


Associate Professor Ruth McCausland is UNSW Director of the Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership with the Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett. Her research focuses on systemic and community-led responses to criminalisation and incarceration that includes using linked administrative data. Ruth has worked over the past 25 years in the fields of criminology, evaluation, community development and human rights.