Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker is Senior Research Fellow – Arc Daatsia Fellow in the Indigenous Studies Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. He was born in Darwin and is of Alyawarre descent from the Barkly tablelands region of the Northern Territory. He has a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.

Lyndon has been involved in advocacy, policy development, research and negotiations at the local, national and international level focused on Indigenous communities in the area of information technology, cultural heritage, materials conservation and repatriation. Lyndon’s advocacy and policy work is pursued through a number of committees and peak bodies including: the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics, Australia National University, the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, the Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation, Ministry for the Arts, the Australian Heritage Council, Remote Media Archiving Working Party, Indigenous Remote Communications Association, the Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Reference Group (Inaugural Chair), Oxfam Australia, World Archaeological Congress; he is also Chair, of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Oversight Committee, University of Melbourne.

Lyndon’s current research projects include: Aboriginal Remote Narrowcast Tv And The Audiovisual Archive, which aims to investigate the world’s best practise in community narrowcast digital TV and contemporary methods for the long-term methods for the long-term storage of both digital and analogue audiovisual cultural materials; and Reclaiming Performance Under Assimilation in Southwest Australia, 1935-75 which seeks to reframe a period of Australian history, the Assimilation era (1935-1975), to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s active intervention in public affairs through performances of music and dance.