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Dr Josephine Bourne

University of Queensland

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Dr Josephine Bourne is an academic in Political Science at the University of Queensland. Her research draws on her expert knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Politics, Australian Policy and Political Institutions, from both a practice and a theoretical perspective. She has worked on various state and federal policy initiatives, including education and leadership development, possibilities for the design of Indigenous representative mechanisms, constitutional reform options and treaty-making. Her main research interest is in analysing public, private and third sector responses to complex problems and the ways the mental frames of various actors can be transformed to adopt new ways of working, with a focus on leadership, Indigenous organisational development and governance. Josephine is co-author of the second edition of Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century: Old Institutions, New Challenges (Cambridge University Press, 2022).