Professor Cressida Fforde

Professor Cressida Fforde

Position: ANU Network Member

School and/or Centres: Research School of Humanities and the Arts


Researcher profile:

Professor Cressida Fforde is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies at The Australian National University. From 2011 to 2019 she was Deputy Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at ANU. Since 1991 she has undertaken research within the repatriation field for Indigenous communities and institutions internationally, particularly in the location and identification of Ancestral Remains through archival research. Dr Fforde’s work and publications have contributed significantly to scholarship in this area. She is recognised internationally for the knowledge she brings to repatriation practice and the analysis of the history of the removal and return of Indigenous Ancestral Remains.  Since 2014, she has been the lead chief investigator for a number of Australian Research Council funded projects which undertake applied and scholarly research in repatriation.

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