Dr Miri (Margaret) Raven

Dr Miri (Margaret) Raven

Scientia Fellow (Level C)

2000 – Bachelor of Science, Geography (Honours), University of Western Australia

2016 -– Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Governance, Murdoch University

Arts, Design & Architecture
Social Policy Research Centre

Dr Miri (Margaret) Raven (a Noongar-Yamatji and non-Indigenous woman from Western Australia) is a Senior Scientia Lecture, UNSW Australia, Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC); and Environment & Society (E&S) Group, Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture (ADA).

Dr Raven is a geographer with research interests on Indigenous food stories, protocols, policies, and the role of Indigenous knowledge(s) in biodiversity conservation. Their PhD, Gatekeepers, guardians and gatecrashers: the enactment of protocols to protect Indigenous knowledge, and how protocols order these practices, explored the enactment of protocols in an Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Her current research explores protocol in the context of Indigenous food security at the household level, and the implementation of biodiversity conservation. 

Dr Raven's current research explores protocol in the context of Indigenous food security at the household level; the implementation of biodiversity conservation legislation; COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples; and Aboriginal cultural resilience, health and wellbeing in NSW.

Dr Raven is a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts and the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG).

Dr Raven has engaged in international negotiations through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the UN Convention on Biodiversity Conservation. She was a 2016-2019 Macquarie University Fellowship for Indigenous Researchers, Department of Geography, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW;  a 2003/2004 PhD Fellow with the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Yokohama, Japan; and a 2009 Indigenous Fellow with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland.  

Morven Brown Building, Rm 358
  • Book Chapters | 2024
    Robinson D; Raven M; Lumsden S, 2024, 'Epistemic injustice: intellectual property, biodiversity and traditional knowledge', in Rimmer M; Ncube C; Amani B (ed.), The Elgar Companion to Intellectual Property and the Sustainable Development Goals, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781803925233.00027
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Raven M; Robinson D, 2022, 'BIOCULTURAL RIGHTS AND PROTOCOLS IN THE PACIFIC', in Biocultural Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: Protecting Culture and the Environment, pp. 204 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003172642-10
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Raven M; Robinson D, 2022, 'Biocultural Rights and Protocols in the Pacific', in Girard F; Hall I; Frison C (ed.), Biocultural Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Protecting Culture and the Environment, Routledge, London, pp. 203 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003172642
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Robinson D; Raven M, 2022, 'Access and Benefit Sharing and Biocultural Protocols in the Pacific', in Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources, Information and Traditional Knowledge, pp. 191 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003301998-16
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Robinson D; Raven M, 2022, 'Access and Benefit Sharing and Biocultural Protocols in the Pacific', in Lawson C; Rourke M; Humphries F (ed.), Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources, Information and Traditional Knowledge, Taylor & Francis, Oxon, pp. 191 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003301998
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Yashadhana A; Raven M; Pollard-Wharton N; Biles B, 2022, 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Spatial and Place-Based Analysis', in Laituri M; Richardson RB; Kim J (ed.), Global Perspectives on Health Geography, Springer, Cham, pp. 181 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-11775-6_15
    Book Chapters | 2020
    2020, 'Patent landscaping for Vanuatu: specific legal geographic methods for Indigenous knowledge protection and promotion', in O'Donnell T; Robinson D; Gillespie J (ed.), , http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429426308
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Robinson DF; Raven M; Kalfatak D; Tari T; Tualima H-Y; Hickey F, 2019, 'Patent landscaping for Vanuatu', in Legal Geography, Routledge, pp. 74 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429426308-7
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Robinson D; Raven M; Hunter J, 2018, 'The limits of ABS laws. Why Gumby Gumby and other bush foods and medicines need specific indigenous knowledge protections', in Lawson C; Adhikari K (ed.), Biodiversity, Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Developments in Access and Benefit Sharing, Routledge, New York, pp. 185 - 207, https://www.routledge.com/Biodiversity-Genetic-Resources-and-Intellectual-Property-Developments/Adhikari-Lawson/p/book/9781138298620
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Yashadhana A; Zwi AB; Brady B; De Leeuw E; Kingsley J; O'leary M; Raven M; Serova N; Topp SM; Fields T; Foster W; Jopson W; Biles B, 2023, 'Gaawaadhi Gadudha: understanding how cultural camps impact health, well-being and resilience among Aboriginal adults in New South Wales, Australia - a collaborative study protocol', BMJ Open, 13, pp. e073551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-073551
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cooke P; Fahey M; Ens EJ; Raven M; Clarke PA; Rossetto M; Turpin G, 2022, 'Applying biocultural research protocols in ecology: Insider and outsider experiences from Australia', Ecological Management and Restoration, 23, pp. 64 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/emr.12545
    Journal articles | 2021
    Eades AM; Hackett M; Raven M; Liu H; Cass A, 2021, 'The impact of vicarious trauma on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health researchers', Public Health Research and Practice, 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/PHRP30012000
    Journal articles | 2021
    Raven M; Robinson D; Hunter J, 2021, 'The Emu: More-Than-Human and More-Than-Animal Geographies', Antipode, 53, pp. 1526 - 1545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anti.12736
    Journal articles | 2021
    Robinson D; Raven M; Makin E; Kalfatak D; Hickey F; Tari T, 2021, 'Legal geographies of kava, kastom and indigenous knowledge: Next steps under the Nagoya Protocol', Geoforum, 118, pp. 169 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.11.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Robinson DF; Raven M, 2020, 'Recognising Indigenous customary law of totemic plant species: Challenges and pathways', The Geographical Journal, 186, pp. 31 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12320
    Journal articles | 2017
    Robinson D; Raven M, 2017, 'Identifying and Preventing Biopiracy in Australia: patent landscapes and legal geographies for plants with Indigenous Australian uses', Australian Geographer, 48, pp. 311 - 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2016.1229240
    Journal articles | 2010
    Raven M, 2010, 'Protocols: Devices for translating moralities, controlling knowledge, defining actors in Indigenous research, and critical ethical reflection', Australian Aboriginal Studies, pp. 33 - 47
    Journal articles | 2006
    Marinova D; Raven M, 2006, 'Indigenous knowledge and intellectual property: A sustainability agenda', Journal of Economic Surveys, 20, pp. 587 - 605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6419.2006.00260.x
  • Working Papers | 2005
    Raven M, 2005, Rethinking the Public Domain: A Challenge for Knowledge-Sharing Societies in the Information Age, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan, Work in Progress, Volume 17, Number 2, http://dx.doi.orghttp://archive.unu.edu/hq/ginfo/wip/wip17-2-summer2005.pdf
  • Other | 2023
    Robinson D; Raven M; Bob K; Nusumetu Community Conservation Managers , 2023, Nusumetu Community Conservation Area Protocol, UNSW and Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC), Sydney, Australia and Port Vila, Vanuatu,
    Reports | 2023
    Robinson D; Raven M; Puapii R; Aitutaki Vairakau Maori Network , 2023, Aitutaki Traditional Medicines and Healers Network Protocol, UNSW, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28691
    Reports | 2023
    Robinson D; Raven M; Puapii R, 2023, Aitutaki Vairakau Maori Network Protocol (Cook Island Maori version), http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28693
    Conference Papers | 2016
    McLean J; Howitt R; Colyer C; Raven M; Woodward E, 2016, 'Giving back: Report on the 'Collaborative research in indigenous geographies' workshop, AIATSIS, Canberra, 30 June 2015', in Australian Aboriginal Studies, pp. 121 - 126
    Reports | 2013
    Bates ; Raven ; Fisher KR; Kayess ; Newton ; Lutz ; Smedley C, 2013, Services Our Way project plan, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, 20/2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/25897, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Services_Our_Way_evaluation_plan_FINAL.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Raven M, 2013, 'Food security: Indigenous peoples in developed countries. An area worthy of further investigation?', in Food security: Indigenous peoples in developed countries. An area worthy of further investigation?, Institute of Australian Geographers Converence, Perth, Australia, presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Converence, Perth, Australia, 01 July 2013 - 04 July 2013, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2013/07/iag-abstract_index_-book.pdf
    Reports | 2008
    Newman P; Marinova D; Armstrong, R; Raven M; Marley J; McGrath N, 2008, Desert settlement typology: Preliminary literature, Alice Springs, 35, http://www.nintione.com.au/sites/default/files/resource/DKCRC-Report-35-Typology-of-desert-settlements_A-preliminary-review.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Raven M, 2007, 'Mr Snuffleupagus and Bird Bird: Agreements and Protocols for Making the Value of Indigenous, Traditional and Local Knowledge Visible in Livelihood Research Projects', in Mr Snuffleupagus and Bird Bird: Agreements and Protocols for Making the Value of Indigenous, Traditional and Local Knowledge Visible in Livelihood Research Projects, Sustainability Conference, Chennai, India, presented at Sustainability Conference, Chennai, India, 04 January 2007 - 07 January 2007, http://s07.cgpublisher.com/proposals/98/index_html

Australian New Zealand School of Governance (ANZSOG) Would adopting more co-governance arrangements with communities build public trust? Prof Bingqin Li, Dr Miri (Margaret) Raven, Prof Ilan Katz, Dr Fiona Haigh, Dr Shona Bates, Dr Ciara Smyth (2023-2024) https://www.unsw.edu.au/research/sprc/our-projects/how-can-co-governance-arrangements-develop-better-policy 

ARC Discovery Project Indigenous knowledge futures: protecting and promoting Indigenous knowledge (DP180100507) a 5 year project (2018-2022)(extended due to Covid-19 interruptions) CI Prof Daniel Robinson, CI Dr Margaret Raven (Environmental Humanities, UNSW Sydney)

APPRISE (Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies) APPRISE First Nations-led Research on COVID-19 funding call outcomes, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic. CI Dr Margaret Raven, CI Prof Ilan Katz, 2 year project (2020-2022 extended)

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant (2009522) Understanding how cultural resilience impacts Aboriginal health & quality of life. ​Dr. Aryati Yashadhana, , Prof. Evelyne de Leeuw, Dr. Brett Biles, Dr. Jonathan ‘Yotti’ Kingsley (Swinburne University), Mr. Ted Fields, Ms. Wendy Jopson, Prof. Anthony Zwi, Dr. Margaret Raven, Darren Green, A/Prof. Stephanie Topp (James Cook University (2020-2022 extended due to Covid-19) ​https://cphce.unsw.edu.au/research/gaawaadhi-gadudha-study-understanding-how-cultural-resilience-impacts-aboriginal-health-and