Dr Annick Thomassin is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. She is the primary investigator of the Seachange: Aboriginal marine pathways to social inclusion project, a grassroots, research-action initiative developed in collaboration with Mogo and Batemans Bay Local Aboriginal Land Councils.
Her research has largely focused on the political structures and mechanisms that contribute to making Indigenous groups’ perspectives invisible. She has notably documented a range of conflicts and collaborations underpinning fisheries management arrangements involving Indigenous groups and central governments.
Her PhD research explored how specific standpoints on marine territories ownership, resource management and economic development informing fisheries management structure impede genuine dialogues and collaborations between the Torres Strait Islanders and the Commonwealth government.