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  • Archival studies and the conservation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
  • Medical anthropology, the history of the collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human remains and repatriation to communities.
  • The use of broadband and modern technology for the delivery of local community audiovisual material. Collections management, preservation and access.


Has subject area


Member of

  • Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation, Ministry for the Arts. Member 2015 -
  • Australian Heritage Council. Council Member 2015 -
  • Medical Anthropology Reading Group, The University of Melbourne. Member 2014 -
  • National Centre for Indigenous Genomics, ANU. Research Advisory Committee 2014 -
  • Indigenous Cultural Collections Advisory Group, The University of Melbourne. Member 2013 -
  • Remote Media Archiving Working Party, Indigenous Remote Communications Association. Member 2013 -
  • Rotary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarship. Advisory Committee 2011 -
  • The National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia. Fellow 2009 -
  • Oxfam Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group 2008 -
  • Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, Monash Univeristy. COSI Advisory Board 2012 - 2015
  • ARC Discovery Project: Museum, Field, Metropolis, Colony: Practices of Social Governance. Advisory Committee 2011 - 2014
  • World Archaeological Congress. Member 1998 - 2013
  • Indigenous Graduate Students Association, The University of Melbourne. Inaugural Chair 2009 - 2012


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • "Return, reconcile, renew: understanding the history, effects and opportunities of repatriation and building an evidence base for the future." (Fforde, A/Prof Cressida; Rigney, A/Prof Daryle M; Turnbull, Prof Paul; McCarthy, Asst Prof Gavan J; Ormond-Parker, Mr Lyndon C; Hemming, A/Prof Steve J; Pickering, Dr Michael P; Tapsell, Prof Paul; McKeown, Dr C. Timothy; Koch, Mrs Grace; Poliness, Ms Barbara; Morris, Mr Wes; David, Mr Lui N; Aranui, Ms Amber K; Keeler, Ms Honor) awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP130100131, The Australian National University. (2013-2016) "Digitisation and Indigenous Communities: A Study of the development of online collections. The interface between international institutions and Australian Indigenous communities" (Langton, M., Ormond-Parker, L, & Sloggett, R.) Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme awarded by Australian Research Council. The University of Melbourne. (2009 - 2010)   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2016
  • Grad Dip, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2007
  • BA, Deakin University 1991

Awards and honors

  • The University of Melbourne Diversity and Inclusion Award Commendation, 2012
  • Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Indigenous Visiting Research Fellow, 2009



Available for supervision

  • Y