Dr Anne Maree Payne

Dr Anne Maree Payne

Senior Research Fellow

PhD (History), University of Technology Sydney; M.Sc (Human Rights) with Distinction (LSE); M.A (Applied History), University of Technology Sydney; B.A. (Honours), University of Sydney.

Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA)
School of Humanities & Languages

As an historian with significant professional experience and expertise in the human rights field, my research has a strong focus on applied research with ‘real-world’ applications. My book Stolen Motherhood: Aboriginal Mothers and Child Removal in the Stolen Generations Era was published in 2021. I am currently employed as a Senior Research Fellow in the Indigenous Land & Justice Research Group. I am an Associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute, and an Honorary Industry / Professional Fellow of the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges, University of Technology Sydney.

Room 344 Level 3 Morven Brown Building
  • Books | 2021
    Payne AM, 2021, Stolen Motherhood Aboriginal Mothers and Child Removal in the Stolen Generations Era
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Oguro S; Payne AM, 2022, 'Study Abroad for Students from Families Without Experience of International Education', in Reimagining Mobility in Higher Education: For the Future Generations of International Students, pp. 23 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93865-9_2
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Payne AM, 2020, ''For all of us, for none of you'? Practical Reconciliation', in Thomas A; Jakubowicz A; Norman H (ed.), Does the Media Fail Aboriginal Political Aspirations? 45 Years of News Media Reporting of Key Political Moments, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, pp. 138 - 155
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Payne AM; Burridge N; Rahmani N, 2019, '‘An Education Without any Fear?’ Higher Education and Gender Justice in Afghanistan', in Gender, Development and Social Change, pp. 295 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77890-7_15
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Payne AM; Norman H, 2023, 'Truth-telling, Ancestral Remains and the Establishment of a National Resting Place in Australia', International Journal of Transitional Justice, 17, pp. 388 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijad021
    Journal articles | 2022
    Norman H; Payne AM, 2022, 'Asserting Aboriginal polity and nationhood: The campaign for the return of Indigenous Ancestral Remains', Aboriginal History Journal, 46, pp. 29 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/ah.46.2022.02
    Journal articles | 2022
    Norman H; Payne AM, 2022, 'Nowhere Else but Home: A National Resting Place for Indigenous Australian Ancestral Remains', Curator, 65, pp. 817 - 834, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cura.12526
    Journal articles | 2021
    Payne AM; Burridge N; Rahmani N, 2021, ''Thousands of mixed hopes and fears': women graduates' access to employment in Afghanistan', International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies, 4, pp. 95 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijgsds.2021.116810
    Journal articles | 2020
    Payne AM, 2020, 'Beyond victims: Motherhood and human rights', Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, 11, pp. 25 - 35, https://jarm.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/jarm/article/view/40589/36760
    Journal articles | 2020
    Payne AM, 2020, '‘To the exclusion of the rights of the mother’: Legal barriers to Aboriginal mothering in the Stolen Generations era', Australia and New Zealand Law and History E-Journal, 7, pp. 123 - 165
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rahmani N; Burridge N; Payne AM, 2020, ''Thousands of mixed hopes and fears': women graduates' access to employment in Afghanistan', International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies, 1, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijgsds.2020.10034293
    Journal articles | 2018
    Payne AM; Norman H; Newman J, 2018, 'Preface', NEW: Emerging scholars in Australian Indigenous Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/nesais.v2i1.1491
    Journal articles | 2018
    Payne AM, 2018, 'Motherhood and human rights violations: untold suffering?', Australian Journal of Human Rights, 24, pp. 145 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2018.1463963
    Journal articles | 2017
    Barclay K; Voyer M; Mazur N; Payne AM; Mauli S; Kinch J; Fabinyi M; Smith G, 2017, 'The importance of qualitative social research for effective fisheries management', Fisheries Research, 186, pp. 426 - 438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2016.08.007
    Journal articles | 2016
    Burridge N; Maree Payne A; Rahmani N, 2016, '‘Education is as important for me as water is to sustaining life’: perspectives on the higher education of women in Afghanistan', Gender and Education, 28, pp. 128 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2015.1096922
    Journal articles | 2015
    Oguro S; Payne AM; Varnham S, 2015, 'Integrating Human Rights Education in Schools: Legislation, Curriculum and Practice', International Journal of Law and Education, 19, pp. 5 - 19, https://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/IntJlLawEdu/2015/1.pdf
    Journal articles | 2014
    Burridge N; Chodkiewcz A; Payne AM; Oguro S; Varnham S; Buchanan J, 2014, 'Human Rights Education in the Australian School Curriculum', Human Rights Education in Asia-Pacific, 5, pp. 167 - 202, https://www.hurights.or.jp/archives/asia-pacific/section1/pdf_1/HREAustralia.pdf
  • Reports | 2024
    Payne AM; Norman H, 2024, Coming to terms with the past? Identifying barriers and enablers of truth-telling, Reconciliation Australia, Sydney, https://www.reconciliation.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Barriers-and-enablers-to-truth-telling-report.pdf
    Other | 2022
    Binder C; Nowak M; Hofbauer J; Janig P (eds.), 2022, Mothers, rights of, Edward Elgar Publishing, , http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781789903621.mothers.rights.of
    Reports | 2020
    Norman H; Payne AM, 2020, Nowhere Else But Home. A National Resting Place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ancestral Remains
    Reports | 2019
    Price J; Payne AM, 2019, You can’t be what you can’t see. Women’s Leadership Institute Australia 2019 Women for Media Report, Women's Leadership Institute Australia
    Reports | 2015
    Barclay K; Mauli S; Payne AM, 2015, Gender, Fisher, Trader, Processer: Towards Gender-Equitable Fisheries Management and Development in Solomon Islands, 98279
    Reports | 2013
    Burridge N; Chodkiewicz A; Payne AM; Oguro S; Varnham S, 2013, Human rights education in the school curriculum, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre, Sydney, https://opus.lib.uts.edu.au/bitstream/10453/30966/1/HRE_ReportFinal_22July.pdf
    Reports | 2011
    Candler J; Holder H; Hosali S; Payne AM; Tsang T; Vizard P, 2011, Human Rights Measurement Framework: Prototype panels, indicator set and evidence base, Equality and Human Rights Commission, UK, https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/research-report-81-human-rights-measurement-framework.pdf
    Reports | 2000
    Barraket J; Payne AM; Scott G; Cameron L, 2000, Equity and the Use of Communications and Information Technology. A UTS Case Study, Commonwealth of Australia, 00/7

In 2023 Professor Heidi Norman and Dr Anne Maree Payne undertook contract research on behalf of Reconciliation Australia to investigate understandings of, barriers to and enablers of community-based truth-telling in Australia. The project also explored factors impacting on engagement / disengagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories in the Australian context. This research involved a media analysis, literature review, survey and interviews with both First Nations and non-Indigenous participants. The findings of this research project are being used to inform Reconciliation Australia’s community-based truth-telling program. 

In 2020 Professor Heidi Norman and Dr Anne Maree Payne were commissioned by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies to prepare a report on the history and circumstances that led to the need for a National Resting Place for Indigenous Ancestral Remains.  Their report provided a key public foundational document which informed the Detailed Business Case, targeted consultation with key stakeholders, and was a resource for Government policy and communication in relation to the development and delivery of the National Resting Place. The research included consideration of the National Resting Place concept in the context of similar public infrastructure in Australia and around the world that deal with respecting the deceased and trauma, including memorials to unknown soldiers and massacre sites.

An important aspect of my research output over the past decade has been my work on a number of industry reports and publications on significant public policy issues, including exploring barriers to and enablers of community truth-telling in Australia, the need for a National Resting Place for the care of Indigenous Ancestral Remains, media studies focusing on gender and the representation of Aboriginal political issues, women’s access to tertiary education and employment in Afghanistan, gender and fishing in Solomon Islands, and two national studies contributing to human rights policy and practice, one in Australia and one in the UK. My book Stolen Motherhood: Aboriginal Mothers and Child Removal in the Stolen Generations Era, was published in 2021.