Dr Jason De Santolo (Garrwa and Barunggam) is a researcher, creative producer & father committed to forging a sustainable world for future generations through transformative research strategies, storytelling & practices of renewal. Born in Larrakia homelands - Darwin, he moved to Aoteaoroa/NZ at an early age, and studied treaty & international environmental law. His unique research practice integrates video, creative practice & renewal strategies through a Garrwa driven decolonising research paradigm. In 2014 he received a UTS Research Excellence Scholarship and graduated in 2018 with a creative doctorate that explores the renewal of song traditions through his passion for filmmaking & collective aspirations for self determination..
Scholarships and Awards
Vice Chancellors Social Justice/Human Rights Award 2014 (Jointly Awarded)
UTS Research Excellence Scholarship 2014
Indigenous Ethics Advisory Committee, University of Technology Sydney 2015 - 2017
Indigenous Ethics Advisory Committee, Australian Catholic University 2015 - 2017
OZ Reader Australia Research Council, 2008/2009 2014/2015
Visiting Scholar, Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga, University of Auckland 2014
UTS Human Research Ethics Committee, UTS 2009 -2012
Steering Committee, Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways, 2010
Can supervise: YES
De Santolo, JJ & YPINAZAR, J 2008, 'Just push play: Where research meets video, online', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, vol. 37S, pp. 73-80.
The term "research" means different things to different people. In terms of outcomes, it is often associated with purely academic formats - the journal article, the chapter, the lecture. However, things are rapidly changing, especially in the way knowledges are generated and shared. So, what happens when we grab some Indigenous legal and policy analysis and mix it up with Web 2.0 design/development expertise? What we get is an exciting pilot project that aims to enhance research dissemination through digital video and online interfaces. This paper shares insights into the collaborative process of creating a pilot research portal.
Davey, L., Day, A., De Santolo, J.J., Howells, K., Nakata, N.M. & Wanganeen, R. 2006, 'Effective anger intervention for Indigenous prisoners: Research & development in a South Australian study', Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 4-5.
The Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal is the only national publication written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers. The Journal is distributed nationally and internationally and has been in circulation since 1977. It is published six times a year and has broad range of readership. Each issue covers a range of topics including primary health care, community profiles, health promotion, best practice models and workforce issues. Necessary reading for health workers, service providers, program funders and anyone working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service provision.
Day, A, Davey, L, Wanganeen, R, Howells, K, De Santolo, JJ & Nakata, NM 2006, 'The meaning of anger for Australian indigenous offenders - The significance of context', International Journal Of Offender Therapy And Comparative Criminology, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 520-539.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
The problem of overrepresentation of Indigenous offenders in Australian prisons highlights the need for effective tertiary intervention programs within correctional settings as a way of reducing Indigenous reincarceration. This study seeks to explore mea
Day, A., Davey, L., Wanganeen, R., Howells, K., De Santolo, J.J. & Nakata, N.M. 2008, 'The Significance of Context: Stories from South Australia' in Day, A., Nakata, M. & Howells, K. (eds), Anger and Indigenous Men, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 88-102.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
De Santolo, J.J. 2008, '...the fluid line...' in Butt, D., Bywater, J. & Paul, N. (eds), Place: Local Knowledge and New Media Practice, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle on Tyne, England, pp. 103-120.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
De Santolo, J.J. 2008, 'Exploring Issues of Wellbeing for Indigenous Men' in Day, A., Nakata, M. & Howells, K. (eds), Anger and Indigenous Men, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 47-55.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
De Santolo, J.J. 2008, 'New Media Innovation: A Developing Tool For Research Into Indigenous Men's Experiences And Expressions Of Anger' in Day, A., Nakata, M. & Howells, K. (eds), Anger and Indigenous Men, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 141-150.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Nakata, N.M., Day, A., Howells, K., Wanganeen, R., McCausland, R., De Santolo, J.J., Nakata, V.S. & Havini, T. 2008, 'Beneath the Surface of Anger: Understanding the Context of Indigenous Men's Anger' in Day, A., Nakata, M. & Howells, K. (eds), Anger and Indigenous Men, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 103-131.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
De Santolo, JJ 2014, 'Conceptualising research and consultation within a creative doctorate', International Indigenous Development Research Conference Proceedings, International Indigenous Development Research Conference, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Australia, pp. 16-23.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This paper shares insights into formulating a Doctorate of Creative Arts study within an emergent Indigenous communication paradigm. I assert that long-term consultation processes are a necessary precursor to accurately framing context for communication of Indigenous knowledge within an academic construct. By embedding sustainable communication practices within the consultation process I believe we manifest a more meaningful conceptualisation of research meaning. This resonates with our youth and a new generation of activism and scholarship. It speaks to the importance of seeking to harmonise knowledge pathways with localised lores, protocols and big- picture principles for research media.
Feature Length Documentary Film
Feature Length Documentary Film
De Santolo, J.J. 2005, 'Our Rights - A Foundation for the Future', Jumbunna, Indigenous House of Learning, Broadway, NSW.
Produced by the research team as a way of disseminating views, research & project outcomes. Presented & distributed at the meeting with the Board of Studies for Aboriginal Education.
Longman, CD, Watson, N, Nicholson, A, Vivian, A, Priest, T, De Santolo, J, Gibson, P, Behrendt, L & Cox, E 2012, 'Listening But Not Hearing: A Response to the NTER Stronger Futures Consultations June to August 2011.'.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
A report compiled between researchers at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning evaluating the Stronger Futures consultation process against Australia's obligations under international law to consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in relation to decisions that affect them.
The Report includes a 'Report Card' providing an overview of the efficacy of the consultation process.