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Jane Urquhart Graduate Researcher, Anthropology

Jane Urquhart is a PhD (Anthropology) candidate in the Department of Social Inquiry at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Her research topic is Aboriginal fire ecology and its interconnection with the outcomes of native title. This research is conducted in context with the restoration of lands to Indigenous ownership and the participation of Traditional Owners in environmental work via the Indigenous Protected Area program. Jane completed a BA (Honours in Anthropology) in 2017 and her research interests relate to the anthropology of Aboriginal Australia. This includes experience gained from a Centre for Native Title Anthropology fieldwork placement with the Northern Land Council (NT) and an Aurora Project internship with First Nations Legal and Research Services (Victoria). These studies follow on from a prior qualification and professional practice as a horticulturalist in plant health research and planting design for early childhood and nature-play spaces.