Dr Georgia Durmush
Institute for Positive Psychology and Education
Areas of expertise: Indigenous wellbeing; higher education; qualitative research; Indigenous methodology; Indigenous education
HDR Supervisor accreditation status: Provisional
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9109-3825
Location: ACU North Sydney Campus
Dr Georgia Durmush is a proud Wailwan and Gomeroi woman. She is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University. She has a PhD in First Nations youth wellbeing in higher education. Her research interests include First Nations youth, higher education, Indigenous wellbeing, sociology, and Indigenous qualitative research methodology.
- Durmush, G., Craven, R.G., Brockman, R., Yeung, A.S., Mooney, J., Turner, K., & Guenther, J. (2021). Empowering the voices and agency of Indigenous Australian youth and their wellbeing in higher education. International Journal of Educational Research, 109 (2021), 1-11. doi: /10.1016/j.ijer.2021.101798
- Durmush, G., Fawns, E., Sibir, L., Miller-Porter, A., Craven-Miller, V., Franklin, A., & Craven, R. (Presented June 6, 2022). The Drivers and Barriers to Indigenous University Students’ Successful Transition, Retention and Completion. Tenth Self Conference.
- Durmush, G., Duncan, C., Craven-Miller, V., Sibir, L., Miller-Porter, A., & Creed, H. (Presenting on 26 October, 2022). What Enables Indigenous University Students’ Success. World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference of Education.
- Durmush, G. & Duncan, C. (Presenting on 24 October, 2022). Identifying the Enablers and Barriers of Indigenous University Students Success. Indigenous Wellbeing Conference.
- Durmush, G. (Poster presentation on 24 October, 2022). Empowering Indigenous Thriving: Identifying Conceptions of Wellbeing and Enabling the Voice and Agency of Indigenous Youth in Higher Education. Indigenous Wellbeing Conference.
- Deadly Home Reading Pilot: Development of 7-10 digital books and the piloting of parent-delivered home reading intervention
- Deadly Start: Literacy, numeracy and wellbeing intervention delivered to preschool children in the Wonnarua
- Deadly Futures: Literacy and numeracy intervention delivered online by tutors for students in years 3-4.
- Deadly Universities: Investigating the drivers and barriers to Indigenous students’ success at university
- Deadly Teaching: Teacher training intervention to build motivation and engagement of primary and secondary students
- Deadly Parenting: Positive parenting program delivered in the Wonnarua
- Deadly Languages: Impact of teaching Aboriginal languages in schools
- IPPE Indigenous Research Internship Program: Immerse ACU undergraduate Indigenous students in the rich and vibrant research culture of a world-leading research institute and provide opportunities for interns to develop research skills
Accolades and awards
Appointments and affiliations
- ACU Institute for Positive Psychology and Education
- Research Fellow 2022-present
- Research Project Officer 2021
- ACU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Committee Member 2022-Present