Dr Sarah Holcombe

Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Sustainable Minerals Institute
+61 7 334 64272



  • PhD in Sociology, University of Newcastle


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Holcombe, Sarah (2015). Confidential information and anthropology: The politics of the digital knowledge economy. Indigenous Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research. (pp. 417-436) London, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781781955901.00029

  • Holcombe, Sarah (2015). Ontologies and ecologies of hardship: past and future governance in the Central Australian arid zone. Environmental change and the world's futures: ecologies, ontologies and mythologies. (pp. 145-160) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.

  • Trigger, David, Martin, David, Memmott, Paul, Winn, Phllip, Burke, Paul, Peterson, Nicolas, Veth, Peter, Holcombe, Sarah and Palmer, Kingsley (2013). Forensic social anthropology. Expert Evidence: Law, Practice, Procedure and Advocacy. (pp. 36.51-36.9058) edited by Ian R. Freckelton and Hugh Selby. Pyrmont, NSW, Australia: Thomson Reuters.

  • Holcombe, Sarah E. and Sullivan, Patrick (2012). Australian Indigenous organizations. A companion to organizational anthropology. (pp. 493-518) edited by D. Douglas Caulkins and Ann T. Jordan. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118325513.ch25

  • Holcombe, Sarah and Janke, Terri (2012). Patenting the Kakadu plum and the Marjarla tree: biodiscovery, intellectual property and Indigenous knowledge. Intellectual property and emerging technologies: the new biology. (pp. 293-319) edited by Matthew Rimmer and Alison McLennan. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781781001189.00022

Journal Article

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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