Dr Kate Lloyd is a teacher, researcher and academic developer at Macquarie University. She specialises in tourism-as-development and Learning through Participation and has expertise in cross-cultural research in Australia and Asia. She has experience doing research and working with government and community organizations in Vietnam, Lao PDR, PNG and northern Australia. Through innovative collaborative research with her colleagues Sarah Wright and Sandie Suchet-Pearson, she is currently working with Indigenous communities in North East Arnhem Land to explore opportunities that tourism can offer in seeking self determination. Her research also focuses on collaborative documentation of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives, and aims to share a Yolŋu worldview with non Indigenous readers. She is interested in the extent to which this knowledge can engage people to challenge their existing perspectives and understanding of their place in the world.