Jodi Cowdery

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Laws, Master of Justice

Research Associate and PhD Candidate

Jodi is a proud long-term Territorian, originally from southeast Queensland, is a descendant of the Murri people from the Cunnamulla and Goodooga regions, as well as having English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), a Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Justice. Jodi has over 15 years' experience working for both Australian and Territory Governments including senior roles in law and policy, compliance and enforcement, and economic regulation of utilities and major infrastructure.   

She has a strong interest in social justice and how to create fairer systems within society. Jodi is curious about the relationship between mining and Indigenous livelihoods and is keen to explore the opportunities and challenges mining presents for Indigenous peoples. She is particularly interested in who does and does not benefit from mining. 

Jodi’s research will contribute to an international knowledge network on mining encounters and Indigenous sustainable livelihoods (MinErAL), which brings together partners and researchers from the Canadian North, Fennoscandia, Australia and New Caledonia.

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