Dr Kate Golebiowska

Ph.D. (Public Policy), M.A. (Political Science)

Research Fellow

Kate is a social scientist with a doctorate in public policy from the Australian National University (2007) and a Masters in Political Science from the University of Warsaw, Poland (2000).

She has long been fascinated by international migration and her location in Darwin has contributed to the regional focus of her work. She has been involved in projects dealing with other policy issues such as workforce mobility, social impacts of gambling, the Third Sector and social enterprise.

Research Interests

  • Impacts of international migration on population change and labour markets in regional areas
  • Settlement and integration of international migrants with a focus on regional areas
  • Attraction, retention and mobility of immigrants to, from and within regional areas
  • Transnational immigrant links
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship
  • Comparative legislative frameworks and governance of immigration policies in Australia and Canada

Current Research Projects

  • Harnessing Ethnocultural Community Knowledge to Understand Immigrant Women Entrepreneurship in Greater Darwin. Funded by CDU Faculty of Law, Business, Education and Arts. 2017-2018.
  • Projecting for the NT Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) workforce in the Northern Territory in 2021. Unfunded, building on a recent related project. 2017.

Research Briefs

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

  • Australian Population Association (also Australian Population Association National Council member 2015-2016, 2016-17)
  • Member of Women & Leadership Australia
  • Member of Réseau international de recherche sur l’immigration en dehors des grands centres [International Network of Research on Immigration outside major centers] (Canada) 
  • Invited member of the Chief Minister’s Scholarship Panel for Women in the Northern Territory – an initiative of the NT Department of Chief Minister and NT Office of Women’s Policy (March to August 2012)
  • Academic advisor to an Indonesian Visiting Research Fellow on a distinguished Vice-Chancellor Fellowship during their residence at Northern Institute (April to July 2011)
  • Secretary, 2008 Australian Population Association Conference Organising Committee

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision

  • Sarah Achola Ajowi (PhD). Examining effectiveness of behaviour change communication to address intimate partner violence among African-born women in Australia.
  • James Thurmer (PhD). Population growth in remote areas: Challenges and solutions.
  • Michael Hartwig (PhD). My vote counts too. A study of the factors influencing the Indigenous vote in Northern Territory elections 2005 to 2016.

I welcome inquiries from candidates interested in international migration in regional contexts and more broadly, including settlement and mobility trajectories, economic participation and the contribution of immigrants to population change.

Link to Research Publications

Dr Kate Golebiowska


T: +61 8 8946 6891
E: kate.golebiowska@cdu.edu.au

Darwin, NT

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