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Dominic O’Sullivan is a New Zealand Maori scholar whose research influence encompasses the disciplines of political science, education and public theology, with indigeneity providing a unifying scholarly theme. The international comparative focus of his work has led to it being influential in shaping indigenous policy in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Malaysia.

Research Interests

Dominic is vastly experienced in translating research into practical public policy. An Australian Research Council independent assessor has said that he is ‘particularly adept at showing the mutual relevance of research in normative political theory and research on public policy – a link often gestured at, but rarely made as consistently and as effectively as O’Sullivan does’. As an example of his translation of research into policy practice Dominic has been a key note speaker to groups including the New Zealand Health Promotion Forum, the New South Wales Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, Wiradjuri Council of Elders and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. Dominic’s board and statutory authority appointments also emphasise his attention to relationships between research and policy. He is a member of Charles Sturt University’s Academic Senate, has served on its Human Research Ethics Committee, the Bathurst Health Council (NSW Health), the Board of Caritas New Zealand and was appointed by the Minister of Health as a lay member of the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand, where he chaired the Council’s education committee. Dominic has also held senior administrative positions at Charles Sturt University, is a former school acting Principal and member of a school Board of Trustees.

Dominic is an experienced independent political commentator for the ABC and a number of other news outlets. Additionally, Dominic has over 55 quality assured research publications including five books and more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. Influential publications and consultancies are briefly described below; a full list of publications is appended; and an article, recently posted on the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis’ blog site, The Policy Space, can be found here: http://www.thepolicyspace.com.au/2017/31/160-citizenship-democracy-and-the-political-determinants-of-indigenous-health.

An example of Dominic’s presentation of his research to a general audience can be found at this link to an interview on Fijian Indigenous politics with Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat programme http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-16/laws-affecting-fiji-village-life-get-a-make-over/8029256

 

The National Assembly of Québec’s examination of New Zealand’s electoral system draws on Dominic’s work on Maori parliamentary representation and he has publications listed in the select bibliography to the report of the New Zealand Government’s Constitutional Advisory Panel. His work has been cited to support proceedings in the High Court of New Zealand, the Australian Commonwealth Parliament’s Joint Select Committee Report on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and the Commonwealth Productivity Commission’s Better Indigenous Policies: the role of evaluation.

A full and up to date list of Dominic's publications can be found at http://www.tehonongapukenga.ac.nz/user/56

URL

https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/schools/humss/staff/profiles/lecturers/dominic-osullivan

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health Social Sciences
education Social Sciences

Research Output 1998 2018

Open Access
File
self-determination
UNO
citizenship
democracy
coup d'etat

Faith, justice and Catholic public memory: The politics of reconciliation in Australia and New Zealand

O'Sullivan, D., 2018, Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights. Chainoglou, K., Collins, B., Phillips, M. & Strawson, J. (eds.). 3rd ed. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 169-181 13 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

reconciliation
faith
New Zealand
justice
politics

Maori the State and Self-determination in the Neo-liberal Age

O'Sullivan, D., 2018, Indigenous Rights, Recognition and the state in the neoliberal age: from new paternalism to new imaginings. Howard-Wagner, D., Bargh, M. & Altamirano-Jiminez, I. (eds.). Canberra: ANU Press, p. 241-256 15 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File

Indigeneity: A politics of potential: Australia, Fiji and New Zealand

O'Sullivan, D., 07 Jun 2017, 1st ed. Bristol, UK: Policy Press. 206 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Melanesia
New Zealand
politics
political theory
citizenship

Indigenous health: capabilities and freedom

O'Sullivan, D., Oct 2016, In : Ethnicities. 16, 5, p. 733-751 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
political right
equal opportunity
Aristotle
life expectancy
self-determination

Activities 2009 2017

Maori self-determination and the politics of sovereingty

O'Sullivan, D. (Speaker)
10 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Budget 2017

O'Sullivan, D. (Speaker)
05 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Indigenous health: power, policy and politics

O'Sullivan, D. (Speaker)
14 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Indigenous health: power, policy and politics

O'Sullivan, D. (Speaker)
14 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Race, Citizenship and the Street Level Bureaucrat

O'Sullivan, D. (Speaker)
13 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Non-Wagga candidate a ‘disadvantage’ to Liberals

Dominic O'Sullivan

09/09/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Claims of deals for Wagga byelection preferences as race narrows

Dominic O'Sullivan

05/09/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Candidates slam Liberals’ byelection mailbox tactics

Dominic O'Sullivan

02/09/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Wagga election: Nationals pass up clash with Coalition

Dominic O'Sullivan

22/07/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media