PhDProgram: Positive Psychology
Dr Shannon Said currently works as a researcher and evaluator in the areas of music and other cultures, support programs for disadvantaged and minority university student groups, and music therapy as an alternative for young people from trauma backgrounds. His thesis explored Christian-Maori diaspora identity in South West Sydney.
Dr Said’s research interests focus on decolonising research in diaspora and minority group research contexts and promoting Indigenous and diaspora approaches to research and community engagement. He also has an interest in his own Maltese-Australian diaspora community, and how notions of national identity are impacted by migration, dual citizenship and hyphenated cultural identities.