Emma Buxton-Namisnyk

Senior Research Associate, Office of the PVCI and the Indigenous Law Centre

Senior Research Associate, Office of the PVCI and the Indigenous Law Centre

Emma Buxton-Namisnyk is the Senior Research Associate in the Office of the PVCI and the Indigenous Law Centre. Emma is a graduate from the University of Oxford and the UNSW Sydney, and is also a Clarendon scholar at Oxford University, where she is in the final stages of her Dphil research. Emma has previously held positions as a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney.

Emma’s research focuses on social policy, domestic and international law and its impacts on First Nations people, with a particular emphasis on domestic and family violence. The findings of her research have been published in high impact publications including, most recently, the British Journal of Criminology. Emma has also worked extensively in the domestic and family violence sector as the inaugural researcher on the Domestic Violence Death Review Team, as a member of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network, and as an expert research consultant. Emma also held a senior research position on the Family is Culture Review into Aboriginal children in out-of-home care, chaired by Professor Megan Davis.

Emma is committed to forging meaningful research partnerships with First Nations people and organisations and promoting Indigenous data sovereignty and self-determination in all areas of social and economic policy and law.

Emma is available for Masters and PhD research supervision.