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About Us

The Department of Anthropology and Development Studies is one of the earliest of its kind to be established in Australia.

Our staff work across a range of topics and are actively engaged in teaching and research that promotes awareness of cultural difference and disadvantage. We work throughout a wide range of anthropologiacal and development practices including with Federal and State Government, bilateral and multilateral development agencies and non-government organisations.

We have extensive international experience and have undertaken fieldwork in a wide range of countries, including: Australia, Afghanistan, Antarctica, Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.

We work with a wide range of national and international organisations, including: AusAID/DFAT, Australian Civil-Military Centre, Cardno, Coffey, European Union, Mott MacDonald, MTV EXIT, Nike Foundation, OECD, South Australian Government, UK Department for International Development, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRISD, World Bank.

Department of Anthropology
& Development Studies

Ground Floor, Napier Building


T: +61 8 8313 5730