A/PROF Chris Healy

A/PROF Chris Healy


  • Cultural theory
  • Pacific museums
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Postcolonial cultural memory
  • Remembering Aboriginality
  • TV and popular memory



  • Chris Healy has been researching and publishing on the relationships between historical and cultural studies for more than two decades. His national and international reputation as a leading scholar in this field has been achieved through an extensive body of published work, including two single-author monographs, five co-edited books (one in-press), more than 40 book chapters and articles in refereed journal, 28 edited journal issues, a number of significant reports, catalogue essays and articles in non-refereed journals. He has been a Chief Investigator on competitive grant projects attracting over $1 million. He has an outstanding track-record of graduate supervision with 15 PhD completions since 2001, an exemplary record of mentoring through formal programs at the University of Melbourne, long-standing work as an editor of a major Cultural Studies Journal and through the ARC Cultural Research Network.   


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1993
  • MA, The University of Birmingham 1986
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 1982

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2015



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I have graduated 15 PhDs as principal supervisor since 2001 including research on contemporary culture, popular memory, museum studies and settler-indigenous relations. My current PhD supervisions (as Principal) are: o Jocelyn Bardot, 'Re-assembling Indigenous Collections: Understanding the dispersal of Dja Dja Wurrung (Australia) and Haida (Canada) material culture'. o Steven Farry, '"Once we had bread here, you gave us stones": Food in the Work of Three Aboriginal Australian writers'. o David Henry, 'Creating Space to Listen: Museums, Participation and Intercultural Dialogue' (joint supervision with History). o Kasumi Nishida, 'Non-Indigenous Australians and Reconciliation' (joint supervision with Anthropology). o Harriet Parsons, 'Collaborative Art Practices on Captain Cook's Endeavour Voyage' (jointly with Art History). o Alexa Scarlatta, 'Streams Come True? The Digital Distribution of Television in Australia'. o Heather Winter, 'Reconfiguring the Past: Through the Eyes of Ngarinyin Protocols'.