Ms Corrinne Sullivan

Ms Corrinne Sullivan

The Nagle Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Community Development,
Social Work and Community Welfare (SSAP)


Corrinne is an Aboriginal scholar from the Wiradjuri Nation in Central-West New South Wales. Her research interests are multi-disciplinary and focus broadly on experiences and effects of body and Identity in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Corrinne’s knowledges stem from the disciplines of Indigenous Studies and Human Geography, and she utilises both to understand the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are affected by their experiences of space and place. Corrinne's Honour’s thesis entitled, 'Moral Linen: Indigenous and non-Indigenous experiences of dress in Parramatta Girls Home was awarded the University Medal in Human Geography (2012). Her current research project explores the lived experiences of Aboriginal sex workers in New South Wales. The outcomes of this research will inform law-making, policy, as well as access and delivery of support and services that are culturally appropriate, relevant, and morally unbiased.

Corrinne also conducts research in the area of Indigenous Education, and has expertise in the area of Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy development. She is a dedicated teacher whose passion lies in creating dynamic and thought-provoking classrooms. She takes pride in creating learning spaces where students can critically engage with their and other students’ racisms, prejudices and biases. Her dedication to teaching was recognised in 2017 when she was awarded the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation: ‘For the development of a transformative and motivating learning space in Indigenous Studies that has inspired students to critically and sensitively reflect on their perspectives and worldviews’.

This information has been contributed by Ms Sullivan.


  • BA Macquarie University

Professional Memberships

  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (2013)
  • National LGBTI Health Alliance (2012)
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (2012)
  • Institute of Australian Geographers (2012)
  • Association of American Geographers (2014)
  • Associate Member, Indigenous Allied Health Australia (2015)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Social Work and Community Welfare (SSAP)


Phone: (02) 9772 6741
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Chapters in Books

  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Lovelock, R., Paradies, Y., Denson, N., Sullivan, C. and Priest, N. (2017), 'Not my family : understanding the prevalence and impact of racism beyond individualistic expectations ', Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong: A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families, Palgrave 9781137534347.
  • Trudgett, M., Page, S., Bodkin-Andrews, G., Sullivan, C. and Whittaker, A. (2017), 'Another brick in the wall? : parent perceptions of school educational experiences of Indigenous Australian children', Indigenous Children Growing up Strong: A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137534347.

Journal Articles

  • Sullivan, C. (2019), 'Majesty in the city : experiences of an Aboriginal transgender sex worker in Sydney, Australia', Gender, Place and Culture, vol 25, no 12 , pp 1681 - 1702.
  • Sullivan, C. (2018), 'Indigenous Australian women's colonial sexual intimacies : positioning indigenous women's agency', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol 20, no 4 , pp 397 - 410.
  • Page, S., Trudgett, M. and Sullivan, C. (2017), 'Past, present and future : acknowledging Indigenous achievement and aspiration in higher education', HERDSA Review of Higher Education, vol 4 , pp 29 - 51.
  • Sullivan, C. (2017), 'Aboriginal inmate experiences of Parramatta Girls Home', Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal, vol 2 , pp 84 - 97.
  • Sullivan, C. (2014), 'Belonging to bad : ambiguity, Parramatta girls and the Parramatta girls home', Geographical Research, vol 52, no 2 , pp 157 - 167.
  • Everett, K., Ambler, T., Hummel, E., Collins, M., Davis, R., Humphries, N. and Sullivan, C. (2010), 'Daruganora : modeling new practice for sustainable, collaborative research led learning and teaching relationships between schools and universities', Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, vol 5, no 1 , pp 62 - 86.

Conference Papers

  • Trudgett, M. and Sullivan, C. (2011), 'Not in my backyard : the impact of culture shock on Indigenous Australians in higher education', International Australasian Conference on Enabling Access to Higher Education, Adelaide, S.A..
  • Spencer, A. and Sullivan, C. (2008), 'Podcasting : a fad with a future', Beyond the Hype, Brisbane, Qld..

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