Professor Reena Tiwari has published extensively on space psychology and place-making; sustainable urbanism, and has forwarded a model of community engagement which is ethnographic, collaborative, and transdisciplinary, and has the goal of facilitating change and adaptation for all involved in the process. She has been a Visiting Professor and Scholar at University of California, Berkeley, University of Texas A & M, and an adjunct Professor at the University International Catalunya in Barcelona and Pierre Grenoble. She has a continuing involvement in the International Cooperation Program run by the European Union under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus umbrella. Her research addresses well-being and development aspects of urban and marginalised communities and has influenced and impacted policy development at state, national and international levels.
Jim Morrison is a Goreng Noongar Elder, a Traditional Custodian of WA’s southern coast who has proudly passed his strong Aboriginal values to following generations. He has been a prominent activist, advocate and leader in pivotal Aboriginal advancement roles for over four decades, working passionately to address the rights of the Stolen Generations and their families; Aboriginal child protection; the tragic mental health and suicide issues in his community; equity in access to culturally safe services in State and Commonwealth Governments; overdue prison reforms; Aboriginal employment, education and training; Aboriginal equity in universities; the protection of young street people and the formation and management of non-government agencies providing services to Aboriginal families and their broader communities. He has recently taken up leadership of YOKAI! Healing our Spirit, the operational umbrella of the WA Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation and Bringing Them Home (WA) Inc.
Professor John Stephens's research focuses on memory, forgetting and trauma that are present in commemoration of the distressing effects of war. This has also involved the analysis of emotion and landscape and the various forms of memorialisation including therapeutic and healing memorials. His work emphasises on cultural identity and the measurement of the value of cultural heritage places.