Dr David Palmer
PhD, MPhil, BSocSc (Hons)

Senior Lecturer in Community Development

About me

As well as being  responsible for the Community Development Programme Dave enjoys spending time researching community-based projects throughout WA and other parts of the country. He lives in Perth with his partner and two boys.

Teaching area

COD 125 Introduction to Community Development

COD 545 Community Development Theory and Practice

COD 235 Community Development in Different Places

COD 334 Creative Ways to Work with Community

COD 505 Mining, Community and Sustainability

Research areas

Community Development

History of community practice

Community work with Aboriginal Australians

Working with young people

Community cultural development, arts and performance

Working in remote Australia

Conservation heritage

Aboriginal fathering

Community relations in the resources industry

Social values associated with coastal areas

Using digital platforms in work with young people

Current projects

Conservation Agreement:

The work involves supporting West Pilbara Indigenous groups to work in conjunction with various partners to create, implement and review research, monitoring, transmission, protection and management projects designed to maintain the National Heritage Values of the Burrup Peninsula.

Review of the Yiriman Project:

This is a three year ‘participants observation’ research study of a ten-year old  community-based cultural development and youth diversionary programme. The Yiriman Project is based in the Kimberley Aboriginal and Law and Culture Centre, one of the longest-standing regional Aboriginal organisations.

Human values and aspirations for coastal waters of the Kimberley (Moore, Strickland-Munro, Palmer, Rodger, Kobryn, Burton, Kragt and Smith)

This project is part of the WA Marine Science Institute’s Kimberley Coast Research Study. It involves researching the social values Indigenous and non-Indigenous people attach to the Kimberley coast. It includes systematically mapping these values and understanding the contrasting uses of coastal areas.

The Aboriginal Fathering Project:

Dr Palmer joins a team led by Professor Len Collard in work commissioned by The Fathering Project WA. This project involves carrying out a review of the literature concerned with Aboriginal fathering and parenting; consulting with a small number of Aboriginal men about their wisdom in relation to fathering; producing five short films featuring themes associated with good Aboriginal fathering and designing and trialling a workshop designed to support Aboriginal fathers. This project is focused on the lives of Aboriginal men in Noongar (south-west WA) country. Dr Palmer is responsible for the literature review and is supporting the filming elements of the project.

SharingStories Project:

Dr Palmer will be acting as the reviewer of this five-year old media recording and community development programme. The SharingStories Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that specialising in running workshops in remote Aboriginal communities and works in conjunction with the local school, senior cultural custodians, young people and their families. Together they introduce young people to state of the art digital platforms as a way of recording ancient stories and ‘songs’, building literacy and encouraging intergenerational contact transmission. Dr Palmer’s work includes offering advice and observations and producing co-written accounts of the efficacy of the practice of digital recording.  

Awards and grants

 

 

Title Researcher/s Time For
Nidja Noongar Boodjar Noonook Nyinniny: Nyungar Studies for Catholic Primary Schools Palmer, Collard, Mountford, Robison, Powell 1998-2000 Catholic Education Office, WA
Aboriginal People and the Golden Pipeline: A Scoping Study Palmer & Collard 2000 National Trust of WA
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Protection in the Fremantle Region Palmer 2001 City of Fremantle
An Indigenous Oral History of the City of Cockburn. Palmer, Collard & Stella, Murdoch University 2001-02 City of Cockburn
Connecting with Aboriginal Cultures: A Teacher Training Resource Package. Palmer 2003 Catholic Education Office
Evaluation of the National: ‘Mentoring Pilots for Indigenous Students Project’ Palmer, Judy McCallum, Susan Beltman and Chris Ross, Murdoch Univerity 2004 Department of Education,

Training and Youth Affairs

A National Study of Local Government and Youth Practice Palmer, Saggers (ECU), Wilson (Adelaide University) and Royce (Town of Kwinana) 2004 National Youth Affairs

Research Scheme

Community consultation for the development of a Youth Activities Centre for the Town of Kwinana Palmer, Harris and Davies, Murdoch University 2003 Town of Kwinana
A history of community development in Western Australia. Palmer and Buchanan 2003-04 Murdoch Research

Excellence Grant (REGS)

A National Study of Intergenerational Programs to encourage young people’s engagement with community. Palmer and McCallum Wright, Murdoch University 2004 National Youth Affairs

Research Scheme

Youth Practice in the West Kimberley Palmer 2005 REGS, Murdoch
Children and Youth Policy – Research & Policy Assistance Palmer 2005 Shire of Derby/West

Kimberley

Evaluation of Children and Place Mapping Project Palmer and Buchanan 2006 Lance Holt School for the

Curriculum Council of

Australia

Armadale Youth Precinct Study Palmer 2006-07 City of Armadale
Evaluation of Kwinana Youth Incentives Programme Palmer & Buchanan, 2007-08 Town of Kwinana
Evaluation of the Northcott Narratives Project Palmer and Wright, Murdoch University 2007 Big hART (Sydney)
Evaluation of Ngapartji Ngapartji Project Palmer 2007-10 Big hART (Alice Springs)
Evaluation of Town of Kwinana Aboriginal Health and Lifestyle Project Palmer 2008-09 Town of Kwinana
Evaluation of the Lucky Project Palmer 2008-09 Big hART (Tas)
‘Taking pride in Belmont’s young people’ – a plan for the City’s work with young people 2009-2014. Palmer 2009 City of Belmont
Evaluation of CANWA’s ‘Rock Hole Pipeline’ Project Palmer 2008-09 Community Arts Network

of WA

Evaluation of the Yiriman Project Palmer 2009-12 Kimberley Aboriginal Law

and Culture Centre

Review of CANWA’s Southern Wheatbelt Project Palmer 2010-13 Community Arts Network

of WA

Review of Conservation Heritage Projects on the Burrup Peninsula. Palmer 2010-14 Rock Art Foundation

Committee

Human values and aspirations for coastal waters of the Kimberley. Moore, Strickland-Munro, Palmer, Rodger, Kobryn, Burton, Kragt and Smith. 2013-2014 WA Marine Science Institute.
Review of the work of the Sharing Stories Foundation Palmer 2015- Sharing Stories Foundation
Aboriginal Fathering in Western Australia Collard, Palmer, Kinnane 2015-2016 Fathering Project WA

 


Events and speaking engagements

Collard, L., Bracknell, C. and Palmer, D. (2014) Mapping boodjar and wardan in and around King Georges Sound: A dialogue on using Nyungar intelligence to better understand coastal exploration. Keynote address: The 1814 Flinders Map Bicentenary, Australian National Library, Canberra, February 2014.

Collard, L and Palmer, D, 2013. Ngulla Wangkiny, Ni, katatjin Nyungar Nyidyung koorliny, kura, yeye, boorda: A dialogue about Nyungar and non-Aboriginal people going along together. Keynote address: Local Intermediaries in International Exploration Conference, Wednesday 17th July-Thursday 18th July 2013 ANU Commons, Canberra.

Palmer, D. (2012) Moving into millennial practice: networking day at 2012 WACOSS Conference. Perth Convention Centre.

Palmer, D. (2008) Nyungar Wangkiny kaitijin: language and local government work with Indigenous young people: A Keynote Address delivered to the Local Government Community Services Association of WA, Observation City, Scarborough 10th of April 2008.

Palmer, D. (2006) Resilience: useful youth policy idea or botox. A Keynote Address delivered to the Youth Affairs Conference, Perth.

Palmer, David (2005) The elevation of young people in an age of inequality: beyond clichés or platitudes and towards an ethic of respect. A Keynote Address delivered to the Youth Affairs Conference, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle 2nd and 3rd of June 2005.

Palmer, David and Collard, Len (2001). Kura, yeye, boorda, Nyungar boodier nidja boodjar: community development and indigenous communities. Keynote address at the National Local Government Community Development Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Perth, March 23, 2001. Published as proceeding paper.

Professional and community service

Secretary and Board Member of the Fremantle Multicultural Centre. 2008-2015.

Coordinator of the unit: Cultural Competency. Graduate Certificate in Corrective Services, Executive Education, Murdoch University for the Department of Corrective Services 2013-2014.

Trainer, Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management, WA Public Sector Commission. Executive Education, Murdoch University for the Department of Corrective Services 2013-2014.

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, 2015

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Completed:

Mark Jennings (2009) Sociology and theology of music. PhD.

Steve Glackin (2010) Sociology of new forms of community. PhD.

Jennifer Munro (2011) Tourism impacts in two national parks. PhD.

Completing: 

John Scougall: Social Capital in Remote Aboriginal Communities.

Cameron Tero: Stories of what Drives Development Workers.

 

 

 

Publications

Books

  • Collard, L., Mountford, A., Palmer, D., (2000),Natj Nidja (What is this?),,Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
  • Collard, L., Mountford, A., Palmer, D., (2000),Catching Kooyar the Frog,,Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
  • Collard, L., Mountford, A., Palmer, D., (2000),Koortandalup,,Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.

Chapters

  • Palmer, D., (2016),Soul, Dialogue and Creativity - in Dialogue,In: Soul, Community and Social Change. Theorising a Soul Perspective on Community Practice, Ashgate Publishing Limited, pages 157 to 169.
  • Palmer, D., Bracknell, C., Collard, L., revell, G., (2015),Ngatj baranginy Ngulluckiny koorliny Derbal Yirigan bilya: Take Me to the Place the Estuary that Place on the River that Rises and Falls,In: Take Me to the River. The Story of Perth's Foreshore, UWA Publishing, pages 253 to 267.
  • Campbell, S., Palmer, D., (2015),Love Punks: Digital Creativity and Young People Making a Difference,In: Uncovering the Cultural Dynamics in Mentoring Programs and Relationships. Enhancing Practice and Research, Information Age Publishing, pages 327 to 344.
  • Collard, L., Palmer, D., (2015),Koorlankga wer weirn: Indigenous Young People and Spirituality,In: Handbook of Children and Youth Studies, Springer, pages 875 to 888.
  • Palmer, D., (2012),'We got to look at our old people, use a different school': Bringing Out Stories Across Generations in the Kimberley,In: Learning and Mobilising for Community Development: A Radical Tradition of Community-based Education and Training, Ashgate Publishing Limited, pages 41 to 53.
  • Palmer, D., Buchanan, J., (2011),The 'Children and Place Mapping Project',In: Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion, Palgrave Macmillan, pages 184 to 199.
  • Netherwood, K., Buchanan, J., Palmer, D., Stocker, L., Down, B., (2009),Valuing diversity in children's voice: a case study of children, stewardship and mapping the care of special places in the West Australian cluster,In: Values Education and Quality Teaching: The Double Helix Effect, David Barlow Publishing, pages 83 to 103.
  • Collard, L., Palmer, D., (2008),Looking for the residents of Terra Australis: the importance of Nyungar in early European coastal exploration,In: Strangers on the Shore: Early Coastal Contacts in Australia, National Museum of Australia Press, pages 181 to 197.
  • Palmer, D., (2006),They came because of the James Dean effect: ambivalence and youth participation in local government,In: Community Voices: Creating Sustainable Spaces, UWA Publishing, pages 57 to 69.
  • Palmer, D., (1999),Talking about the problems of young Nyungars,In: Australian youth subcultures: on the margins and in the mainstream, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, pages 110 to 119.

Journals

  • Strickland-Munro, J., Kobryn, H., Palmer, D., Bayley, S., Moore, S., (2017), Charting the coast: spatial planning for tourism using public participation GIS, Current Issues in Tourism, , , pages 1 - 20.
  • Collard, L., Bracknell, C., Palmer, D., (2017), Nyungar of Southwestern Australia and Flinders: A Dialogue on Using Nyungar Intelligence to Better Understand Coastal Exploration, ab-original, 1, 1, 2017, pages 1 - 16.
  • Buchanan, J., Collard, L., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., Hartley, J., (2016), KAYA WANDJOO NGALA NOONGARPEDIA WELCOME TO OUR NOONGARPEDIA Report on a research project. Chapter 9: Noongapedia karnany balang How Noongarpediaresponded to challenges, Cultural Science, 9, 1 (ONLINE), pages 158 - 175.
  • Buchanan, J., Collard, L., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., Hartley, J., (2016), KAYA WANDJOO NGALA NOONGARPEDIA WELCOME TO OUR NOONGARPEDIA Report on a research project. Chapter 6: Gnullak koorliny University katitjin Noongarpedia andwork with tertiary students, Cultural Science, 9, 1 (ONLINE), pages 99 - 115.
  • Buchanan, J., Collard, L., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., Hartley, J., (2016), KAYA WANDJOO NGALA NOONGARPEDIA WELCOME TO OUR NOONGARPEDIA. Report on a research project. Chapter 5: Katitjin kulungka mia Noongarpedia work with schools, Cultural Science, 9, 1 (ONLINE), pages 70 - 98.
  • Buchanan, J., Collard, L., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., Hartley, J., (2016), KAYA WANDJOO NGALA NOONGARPEDIA WELCOME TO OUR NOONGARPEDIA. Report on a Research Project. Background. Chapter 1. What is the Noongarpedia Project?, Cultural Science, 9, 1 (ONLINE), pages 1 - 21.
  • Buchanan, J., Collard, L., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., Hartley, J., (2016), KAYA WANDJOO NGALA NOONGARPEDIA WELCOME TO OUR NOONGARPEDIA. Report on a research project. Chapter 7 Gnulla Koorliny Working with other groups andplatforms, Cultural Science, 9, 1 (ONLINE), pages 116 - 139.
  • Buchanan, J., Collard, L., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., Hartley, J., (2016), KAYA WANDJOO NGALA NOONGARPEDIA WELCOME TO OUR NOONGARPEDIA. Report on a research project. Genniny may may: Looking at the work from elsewhere, Cultural Science, 9, 1 (ONLINE), pages 54 - 69.
  • Buchanan, J., Collard, L., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., Hartley, J., (2016), KAYA WANDJOO NGALA NOONGARPEDIA WELCOME TO OUR NOONGARPEDIA. Report on a research project. Chapter 3: Noongar boordier gnulla katitjin The influence ofNoongar knowledge, Cultural Science, 9, 1 (ONLINE), pages 37 - 53.
  • Buchanan, J., Collard, L., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., Hartley, J., (2016), KAYA WANDJOO NGALA NOONGARPEDIA WELCOME TO OUR NOONGARPEDIA. Report on a research project. Chapter 8: Bulla djandanginy Challenges and tensions, Cultural Science, 9, 1 (ONLINE), pages 140 - 157.
  • Buchanan, J., Collard, L., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., Hartley, J., (2016), KAYA WANDJOO NGALA NOONGARPEDIA WELCOME TO OUR NOONGARPEDIA. Report on a Research Project. Chapter 2: Dumbart jen jen: first steps, Cultural Science, 9, 1 (ONLINE), pages 22 - 36.
  • Myers, D., Palmer, D., (2015), What the World Needs Now is Lovee, Sweet Love (Punks), Cultural Studies Review (online), 21, 1 March 2015, pages 249 - 261.
  • Palmer, D., (2013), Demonstrating the relationships between culture, on-country activity and positive social outcomes for Indigenous young people., New Community Quarterly, 11, 3, pages 54 to 60.
  • MacCallum, J., Palmer, D., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Brooker, M., Tero, C., (2010), Australian Perspectives: Community Building Through Intergenerational Exchange Programs, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 8, 2, pages 113 - 127.
  • Wright, P., Palmer, D., (2009), Big hART at John Northcott Estate: Community, Health and the Arts, UNESCO Observatory, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne Refereed E-Journal,Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts, 1, 4, pages -.
  • Palmer, D., (2006), 'Going back to country with bosses': the Yiriman Project, youth participation and walking along with elders, Children, Youth and Environments, 16, 2, pages 317 - 337.
  • Collard, L., Palmer, D., (2006), Kura, yeye, boorda, Nyungar wangkiny gnulla koorlangka, Youth Studies Australia, 25, 4, pages 25 - 32.
  • Palmer, D., Gillard, G., (2004), Indigenous youth and ambivalence in some Australian films, Journal of Australian Studies, 82, , pages 75 - 84.
  • Palmer, D., (2003), Uncertainty, ambivalence and talk about 'Aboriginal youth', Youth Studies Australia, 22, 4, pages 11 - 17.
  • Palmer, D., Gillard, G., (2002), Aborigines, ambivalence and Australian film, Metro, 134, , pages 128 - 134.
  • Palmer, D., (2001), The Loopie Traveller: Non-Aborigines and Ambivalence, Balayi: culture, law and colonialism, 2, 1, pages 21 - 39.
  • Palmer, D., Groves, D., (2000), A dialogue on identity, intersubjectivity and ambivalence, Balayi: culture, law and colonialism, 1, 2, pages 19 - 38.
  • Palmer, D., (1999), Indigenous Young People and Victimhood, Social Alternatives, 18, 2, pages 52 - 57.

Conference

  • Netherwood, K., Buchanan, J., Stocker, L., Palmer, D., (2006),Values Education for Relational Sustainability: A Case Study of Lance Holt School and Friends,In: 14th Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Biennial Conference (2006).
  • MacCallum, J., Palmer, D., Northcote, J., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Tero, C., (2005),Turning Talking Into Walking: Practical Ideas for Intergenerational Action,In: Active 2005 Conference.
  • Palmer, D., (2000),White, Nomadic and Loopie: Non-Aboriginal Travellers and Ambivalence,In: Sociological Sites/Sights.

Publications

Books and monographs

Community Arts Network of WA and Palmer, D. Yarns of the Heart: Noongar Dolls. Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Book)

Palmer, D. and Sonn, C.  2010. Naked Practice: Outcomes of Two Community Arts Projects in Regional Western Australia. Perth: CANWA. (Book)

MacCallum, J. Palmer, D. Wright, P. Cumming-Potvin, W. Northcote, J. Brooker, M. and Tero, C. 2006. Community Building Through Intergenerational Exchange Programs. Canberra: National Youth Affairs Research Scheme. (Monograph)

Saggers, S., Palmer, D., Royce, P. Wilson, L. and Charlton, P. 2004. “Alive and Motivated”: Young People, Participation and Local Government. Canberra: National Youth Affairs Research Scheme. (Monograph)

Collard, L., Mountford, A., Palmer, D., (2000), Natj Nidja (What is this?),Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. (Children’s book)

Collard, L., Mountford, A., Palmer, D., (2000), Catching Kooyar the Frog,,Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. (Children’s book)

Collard, L., Mountford, A., Palmer, D., (2000), Koortandalup,,Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. (Children’s book)

Websites

2014 What now: Stories of Doing Community Work, http://whatnow.net.au

2016 Quop Maaman: Aboriginal Fathering Project. Fathering Foundation, University of Western Australiahttp://thefatheringproject.org/research/aboriginal-program/

Chapters

Palmer, D. and Westoby, P. (2015) Soul, Dialogue and Creativity.  In Westoby P. (Ed) Soul, Community and Social Change. Surrey: Ashgate. p. 157-172.

Collard, L., Palmer, D & Revell, G. (2015) Ngatj baranginy Ngulluckiny koorliny Derbal  Yirigan bilya: Take Me To The Place the Estuary that Place on the River that Rises and Falls.  Bolleter, J. (Ed) Take Me To The River: The Story of Perth’s Foreshore. p. 253-268. Perth: UWA.

Collard, L. and Palmer, D. (2015)  Ngulla wangkiny, ni, katatjin Noongar nyidyung koorliny, kura, yeye, boorda: A dialogue about Noongar and non-Aboriginal people going along together. In Konishi, S., Nugent, M. and Shellam, T. (Eds) Indigenous Intermediaries: New Perspectives on Exploration Archives.  p. 189-205. Canberra: ANU.

Collard, L & Palmer, D. (2015) Koorlankga wer wiern: Indigenous young people and spirituality.  In Wyn, J. and Cahill, H. (Eds) Handbook on Children and Youth Studies. p. 875-888. Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media.

Campbell, S. & Palmer, D. (2015) Love Punks, digital creativity and young people making a difference.  In Kochan , F., Andrea Kent, A. & Green, A.M. (eds). Uncovering The Hidden Cultural Dynamics In Mentoring Programs And Relationships: Enhancing Practice And Research. p. 327-344. USA: Information Age Publishing.

Palmer, D. (2012) ‘We got to look at our old people, use a different school’: the Yiriman Project, going back to country and bringing out stories across generations in the Kimberley. In Westoby, P. & Shevellar, L (Eds) Community-Based Education and Training: learning and mobilising within community development work. New Society Publishers.  p. 41-54. New Society Publishers.

Palmer, D. and Collard, L. (2012) Aboriginal young people and youth subcultures.  In White, R. (Ed). Youth Sub Cultures: Theory, History and the Australian Experience. p. 53-66. Hobart: National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.

Palmer, D. & Buchanan, J. (2011) Bringing the agora into ‘values education’. In Bottrell, D. and Goodwin, S. (Eds). Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion. London: Palgrave.

Palmer, D. (2010) ‘Getting shown a thing or two’: The adoption of Nyungar cultural forms by youth workers. In White, R. (Ed) Youth Work and Social Diversity. p. 17-30. Hobart: National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.

Collard, L. and Palmer, D. (2010) ‘Kura, yeye, boorda, Nyungar wangkiny gnulla koorlangka’: A conversation about working with Indigenous young people in the past, present and future.  In White, R. (Ed) Youth Work and Social Diversity. p. 71-86. Hobart: National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.

Collard, L and Palmer, D. (2008) Looking for the residents of Terra Australis: the importance of Nyungar in early European coastal exploration. In Veth, P. Sutton, P. and Neale, M. (Eds)Strangers on the Shore: Early Coastal Contacts in Australia. p. 181-197. Canberra: National Museum of Australia.

Netherwood, K., Buchanan, J., Palmer, D., Stocker, L., & Down, B. (2007) Valuing diversity in children’s voice – case study of the Western Australian cluster. In Lovat, T. & Toomey, R. (Eds) Values Education and Quality Teaching: The Double Helix Effect. NSW: David Barlow.

Palmer, D. (2006) “They came because of the James Dean effect”: ambivalence and youth participation in local government. In Paulin, S. (Ed). Community Voices: Creating Sustainable Spaces. p. 57-69. Nedlands: University of Western Australia.

Netherwood, K., Buchanan, J., Stocker, L. and Palmer, D. (2006) Values education for relational sustainability: a case study of Lance Holt School and Friends.In Wooltorton, S. and Marinova, D. (Eds) Sharing wisdom for our future. Environmental education in action.Australian Association of Environmental Education. p. 250-260.

Palmer, D., (1999) Talking about the problems of young Nyungars, In White (Ed) Australian youth subcultures: on the margins and in the mainstream, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, pages 110 – 119.

Journal articles

Collard, L., Bracknell, C. and Palmer, D. 2017. Nyungar of Southwestern Australia and Flinders: A Dialogue on Using Nyungar Intelligence to Better Understand Coastal Exploration. In ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First People’s Cultures. Vol 1, No 1. p. 1-16.

Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Kura koorliny – Introduction: What is the project? Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 1-21.http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/97

Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Dumbart jen jen: first steps. Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 22-36. http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/98

Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Noongar boordier gnulla katitjin – The influence of Noongar knowledge. Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 37-53. http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/99

Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Djinanginy may may – Other work. Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 54-69. Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Noongar boordier gnulla katitjin – The influence of Noongar knowledge. Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 37-53 http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/100

Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Katitjin kulungka mia – Work with schools. Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 70-98. http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/101

Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Gnullak koorliny University katitjin – Work with tertiary students. Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 99-115. http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/102

Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Gnulla Koorliny – Working with other groups. Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 116-.139. http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/103

Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Bulla djandanginy – Challenges and tensions. Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 140-157. http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/105

Buchanan, J. Collard, L. Cumming, I. Palmer, D. Scott, K. Hartley, J. 2016. Noongapedia karnany balang – responses to challenges. Cultural Science. Vol 9, No 1. p. 158-175. http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/106

Collard, L and Palmer, D. (2015) Ngulla wangkiny, ni, kaitijin, gnulla koorliny, kura, yeye, boorda, warniny koorlangka kwopa koorbal: a ‘yarn’ about going along together to look after young people’s health.  New Community, Vol 13, No 3. p. 62-68.

Myers, D. and Palmer, D. (2015) What the World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love (Punks).  Cultural Studies Review,
Volume 21 Number 1, March 2015, pp. 249–61 http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/csrj/index

Palmer, D. (2013) Demonstrating the relationships between culture, on-country activity and positive social outcomes for Indigenous young people. New Community, Vol 11, No 3. p. 54-60.  http://community.borderlands.org.au/index.php/issue-43/107-demonstrating-the-relationships

Myers, D., Palmer, D. and Campbell, S. (2012) Yearning for learning: new literacies in Indigenous contexts. Educational Technology Solutions, Issue 48. p, 86-88.

Campbell, S. and Palmer, D. (2012) Yearning for learning: new literacies in Indigenous contexts, part 2. Educational Technology Solutions, Issue 49. p. 80-82.

Campbell, S. and Palmer, D. (2012) Yearning for learning: new literacies in Indigenous contexts, part 3. Educational Technology Solutions, Issue 50. p. 78-80.

MacCallum, J., Palmer, P., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W. Brooker, M. and Tero, C.  (2010) Australian Perspectives: Community Building Through Intergenerational Exchange. In Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. Vol 8, Issue 2.

Wright, P. and Palmer, D. (2009) Big hART at John Northcott Estate: Community Health and the Arts.  UNESCO Observatory. Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. The University of Melbourne. E-Journal. Vol. 1. Issue 4. June 2009.

Palmer, D. (2006) ‘Going back to country with bosses’: the Yiriman Project, youth participation and walking along with elders. Children, Youth and Environments, 16(2). p. 317-337.

Collard, L. and Palmer, D. (2006) Kura, yeye, boorda, Nyungar wangkiny gnulla koorlangka: A conversation about working with Indigenous young people in the past, present and future. Youth Studies Australia, Vol. 25 No 4. p. 25-32.

Palmer, D. and Gillard, G. (2005) Indigenous youth and ambivalence in some Australian films. Journal of Australian Studies, Vol 82. p. 75-84.

Palmer, D. (2003) Uncertainty, ambivalence and talk about ‘Aboriginal youth’. Youth Studies Australia, v.22, n.4. p. 11-17.

Palmer, David and Gillard, Garry 2002. Aborigines, ambivalence and Australian film. Metro Film Journal, No. 134, p. 128-135.

Palmer, D. 2001. The loopie traveller: non-Aborigines and ambivalence. Balayi: Journal of Culture, Law and SocietyVol 2 No 1. pp. 21-40.

Palmer, D., Groves, D. (2000) A dialogue on identity, intersubjectivity and ambivalence, Balayi: culture, law and colonialism, 1, 2, pages 19 – 38.

Palmer, D. (1999) Indigenous Young People and Victimhood, Social Alternatives, 18, 2, pages 52 – 57.

Published technical reports

Palmer, D. Harben, S. and Thomson, J. 2016. Report on the Cultural Heritage Assessment of Wellington Square, Perth: Desktop Review, Moodjar Consultancy for the City of Perth.

Collard, L., Palmer, D., McMullan, J. 2016 Quop Maaman: Aboriginal Fathering Project: Workshop Activities.  The Fathering Project. University of Western Australia.  http://thefatheringproject.org/fpwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/AFP-workshop-activities-FINAL.pdf

Collard, L., Adams, M., Palmer, D., McMullan, J. 2016 Quop Maaman: Aboriginal Fathering Project: Final report of activities. The Fathering Project, University of Western Australia.  http://thefatheringproject.org/fpwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/AFP-Final-Report-Final.pdf

Strickland-Munro J, Moore S, Kobryn H, Palmer D. (2014) Values and aspirations for coastal waters of the Kimberley: social values and participatory mapping using interviews.  Kimberley Marine Research Program Node of the Western Australian Marine Science Institution, WAMSI, Perth, Western Australia.

Palmer, D. (2013) ‘We know they healthy cos they on country with old people”: demonstrating the value of the Yiriman Project, 2010-2013. Final report. 2011. Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, Fitzroy Crossing.

Palmer, D. (2012) Yiriman is like a school for our young people’: the Yiriman Project. Three-year evaluation 2010-2012 Report Two: 2011. Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, Fitzroy Crossing.

Palmer, D. 2012. Spinning a yarn for a close-knit community: Noongar women and the Narrogin dollmaking project. Perth: CANWA.

Palmer, D. (2010) ‘Opening up to be kings and queens of country’: an evaluation of the Yiriman Project. Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, Fitzroy Crossing.

Palmer, D. (2010) Ngapartji Ngapartji: the Consequences of Kindness. Alice Springs: Big hART.  Alice Springs: Big hART.

Palmer, D. (2009) “Taking Pride in Belmont’s Young People”: A Plan for the City of Belmont’s work with young people 2009-2014.  Belmont: City of Belmont.

Palmer, D. (2009) ’Opening the cage, sending smoke and dancing the stories for country’: An Evaluation of CANWA’s ‘Rock Hole Long Pipe Project’. Perth: Community Arts Network of WA.

Palmer, D. (2009) “I’m only young but that’s how I will feel forever”: The Evaluation of Big hART’s Lucky Project.

Judith MacCallum, Susan Beltman, David Palmer, Christine Ross & Cameron Tero (2005) Indigenous Mentoring Pilots Project 2001-2004: National Evaluation Report. Canberra: Department of Education, Science and Technology.

Palmer, D. (2004) “Hard Head and Soft Heart”: Narratives of Community Development in Western Australia. Murdoch University.

Palmer, D. (2002) Nidja Beeliar Boodjar: A history of Aboriginal involvement in the Cockburn area. Report for the City of Cockburn.

Video productions

Cope, J. Palmer, D. and Horgan, C. 2016. Creativity Culture and Community in Armadale. City of Armadale. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0QwwmhJuIQ&feature=youtu.be

Collard, L., Palmer, D., McMullan, J. 2016 Wangka – Language. The Fathering Project, University of Western Australia.  https://vimeo.com/album/4221984/video/189233427

Collard, L., Palmer, D., McMullan, J. 2016  Moort–Family. The Fathering Project, University of Western Australia.  https://vimeo.com/album/4221984/video/189233543

Collard, L., Palmer, D., McMullan, J. 2016  Boola Maaman - Many Fathers. The Fathering Project, University of Western Australia.  https://vimeo.com/album/4221984/video/189233534

Collard, L., Palmer, D., McMullan, J. 2016  Boodjar – Country. The Fathering Project, University of Western Australia.  https://vimeo.com/album/4221984/video/189233521

Collard, L., Palmer, D., McMullan, J. 2016 Katatjin – Learning. The Fathering Project, University of Western Australia.  https://vimeo.com/album/4221984/video/191726495

Collard, L., Palmer, D., McMullan, J. 2016 Boorda Djinanginy – Looking Forward. The Fathering Project, University of Western Australia.  https://vimeo.com/album/4221984/video/189233492

Conference papers

Palmer, D. (2014) Ngurra palya: the value of culture, language and country to the health of Aboriginal communities.  Paper presented to the International Association of Community Development Conference: ‘Community is the Answer’, Glasgow University. June 9-11, 2014.

Collard, L., Bracknell, C. and Palmer, D. (2014) Mapping boodjar and wardan in and around King Georges Sound: A dialogue on using Nyungar intelligence to better understand coastal exploration.  The 1814 Flinders Map Bicentenary, Australian National Library, Canberra, February 2014.

Moore, S.A., Strickland-Munro, J., Palmer, D., Kobryn, H., Rodger, K., Burton, M., Kragt, M., Smith, A. and Macbeth, J. (2013) Human values and aspirations for coastal waters of the western Kimberley. Presented at WA Department of Parks and Wildlife Parks and Visitor Services Annual Conference, Kensington, WA, 16-18 October 2013.

Collard, L and Palmer, D, (2013) Ngulla Wangkiny, Ni, katatjin Nyungar Nyidyung koorliny, kura, yeye, boorda: A dialogue about Nyungar and non-Aboriginal people going along together. Local Intermediaries in International Exploration Conference, Wednesday 17th July-Thursday 18th July 2013 ANU Commons, Canberra.

Moore, S.A., Strickland-Munro, J., Palmer, D., Rodger, K., Kobryn, H., Burton, M., Kragt, M. and Smith. 2013 Human values and aspirations for coastal waters of the Kimberley. Paper presented at WAMSI North West Australian Symposium, WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle, 21 February 2013.

Palmer, D. with Hayden, G. and Kisat, P. (2011) ‘Kura, yeye borda, bulla gnulla boodjar, moort, karla’: yesterday, today and in the future our country, family and home fires burn deep. Community Development Practice Conference, Queensland Communbity Development Network. Brisbane, October 2011.

Palmer, D. (2011) Ngapartji Ngapartji: the use of arts, performance and culture in community practice. Community Development Practice Conference, Queensland Communbity Development Network. Brisbane, October 2011.

Palmer, D. 2011. Ngapartji Ngapartji: encouraging community involvement in language work. Irra Wanga Language Conference, Geraldton, April 2011.

Palmer, D., Hayden, G. and Kisat. Nidja gnulla karla boodjar. (2010) Gnulla wangkiny moordich moort’: family, country and fire in artful work with a community in WA’s Wheatbelt. The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, International Arts and Health Conference November 2010 University of Melbourne.

MacCallum, J., Palmer, D., Northcote, J.K., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Tero, C., Brooker, M. and Wright, P. R. (2005) Turning talking into walking: Practical ideas for intergenerational action. Active 2005 Conference, 14-15 September 2005, Fremantle, W.A.

Judith MacCallum, Susan Beltman, and David Palmer (2005) Mentoring as a context for developing motivation. Paper presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Sydney, November 29, 2005.

MacCallum, J., Palmer, D., Northcote, J., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Tero, C., (2005) Turning Talking Into Walking: Practical Ideas for Intergenerational Action, In: Active 2005 Conference.