Janine Oldfield’s primary work focuses on English literacy education for Indigenous students in addition to Indigenous bilingual education and critical Indigenous language education policy analysis (critical discourse analysis) in Indigenous contexts. She also researches pedagogical theory in relation to Indigenous students and colonial/whiteness studies in Indigenous education. She has worked in higher education since 1995 as an ESL, academic English instructor/lecturer and higher education lecturer and has a PhD in education (language planning and policy). She was a development consultant and project manager in Cambodia for Care and in Batchelor for remote workplace English. She has worked for Batchelor since 2001 in Central Australia and more recently in the top end. She is currently the president of the NT ATESOL association.