Resumé / Bio
LDS RCS ENG, M. LITT OXON,
1962 Licentiate of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons
(England) London University.
1966 Postgraduate Diploma Social Anthropology (Oxford University Upper Second).
1980 Master of Literature in Anthropology (Oxford University equivalent first class) Sociological factors affecting the educational aspirations of children on Blackbird Leys. This included a review of cross-cultural studies of the socialization of children.
Leading expert in W.A. in Aboriginal heritage.
Past head of the national body of Australian Anthropologists and past President and Vice-President of the West Australian Anthropology Society. Elected member of the Association of Commonwealth Anthropologists, elected Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society.
Senior lecturer in Social Anthropology from 1972 until 1989.
Dr Machin has received three major international awards for his work in interpretive visual anthropology and documentary film and has many publications to his credit.
HERITAGE SURVEYS AND RESEARCH
Over 300 reports on Indigenous Heritage
Major reports on Indigenous Heritage
Married to Japanese school teacher with two young children
Teaching experience from 1966: English as a foreign language private lessons, adult education, liberal studies, social and cultural anthropology, media and video production. Wide experience as a teacher in a variety of contexts and in University Administration. He was a popular teacher.
Over 40 years original fieldwork in Oxford, Greece, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji, Brazil and Australia. Dr Machin has also carried out work in organisational analysis and conflict resolution.
Dr. Machin is an expert in Mediterranean studies, visual anthropology and ethnographic film production, research methods and theory, Mediterranean studies, socio-linguistics and comparative education, religion and ritual in Sri Lanka and India, cultural codes and the socialisation of children, and Indigenous Heritage.
Dr Machin has instigated and supervised many research projects. Dr Machin also worked extensively on indigenous issues in Brazil, at the Museum.
1963, 1968, 1969-72, 1997-2000 Part time private teaching English in Greece and Oxford and Australia.
October 1968- July 1969 HM Prison Oxford: one Academic year Liberal Studies
October 1970-July 1971 Oxford College of Further Education: one Academic year liberal studies
October 1972- December 1975 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Lecturer in Social Anthropology
1975-1989 University of Western Australia: Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology
Variety of courses in social anthropology including : ethnographic film, ethnographic film production, original lecture series on ethnographic film and the interpretation of cultures, fieldwork methods and epistemology, Mediterranean peasants, the political ecology of development with focus on indigenous peoples, poverty and medicine, medical anthropology, ritual and medicine, religion and ritual, witchcraft, women in film, gender and cultural codes in cinema, the French School of sociology .
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS IN VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Projects have included:
He has carried out major research in educational aspirations and socio-linguistics in Oxford, cultural codes, gender, religion and child-rearing in Greece with pioneering publications and films in this area. He has also carried out research with Greek people in Melbourne. He studied traditional medicine and religion in Sri Lanka, with major awards for his work in this region. He has filmed extensively in India and Brazil.
Dr Machin has produced a substantial body of educational materials and has been recognised internationally for his contributions in this area.
Social research consultancy with Government bodies, mining companies and with many Indigenous organisations and peoples in: the Pilbara, Geraldton, the Goldfields and all over the south west of Western Australia and in other parts of the world.
1962 Licentiate of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons
(England), London University.
1966 Postgraduate Diploma Social Anthropology (Oxford University) England (Upper Second).
1972 Bachelor of Literature (Oxford University)
1980 Master of Literature in Anthropology (Oxford University equivalent first class, upgraded from B.Litt.). Sociological factors affecting the educational aspirations of children on Blackbird Leys.
1992 Introduction to Computer Graphics (Department of Employment, Vocational Education and Training, TAFE Customised Training Agency)
1992 Pagemaker (Department of Employment, Vocational Education and Training, TAFE Customised Training Agency)
1993 Multimedia Authoring (Authorware and Macromind Director) (Firmware Design, Sydney)
1994 Modern Greek 11/12 High Distinction;
1995 Modern Greek 250 Distinction; University of New England Armidale).
Modern Greek (good), varying minor skills in French, Brazilian Portuguese, German.
19 65-66 Oxford: the sociology of educational achievement on an urban housing estate.
1967- 1994 Crete: Cretan village social organisation, cultural codes, religion and gender, traditional medicine.
1977 Melbourne: migration.
1982-3 Sri Lanka: Buddhism and spirit cults, exorcist rituals and traditional medicine.
1985-1986 India: religion and ritual.
1983 Malaysia 1985,Thailand, and
1989,1991 Brazil: Indigenous peoples.
1989-Australia: Asbestosis, indigenous Heritage, Native Title, religion, management plans for Aboriginal organisations, site clearance; organisational change analysis, conflict resolution, filming.
1971 A Note in Response to Human Sacrifices in Benin History. Archiv. Orientalni 39, 211-213.
1975 Anthropology and Gossip: A reply. Man 9 (4), 624.
1975 Lying. Family of Man London: Marshall Cavendish.
1976 Genocide. Perth Free Press (2), 1-5.
1980 Review article: Schneider J and P. Culture and Political Economy in western Sicily. Anthropology Forum 4 (3 - 4), 406-8.
1981 Death in Crete. Anthropology News, 18 (4), 47-52.
1983 St. George and the Virgin. Social Analysis No. 14, December.
1984 Iramudun Samayama. Anthropology News No. 21, No. 4 May.
1986 The Moral Premises of Nuclear War. In Maas, J. P., and Steward, R. A. (Eds.). Toward A World of Peace: People Create Alternatives. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
1987 The Moral Premises of Nuclear War. Asian Economic and Social Review Vol. 1 February-May Nos 1-2. Lead article. Concerned with the anthropology of war and peace
1989 Video and the Observation of Complex Events-The New Revolution in Anthropology. Glasnik, Bulletin of Slovene Ethnological Society Vol. 28 No. 1-4, Ljubljana.
1976 Honour, Environment and Machismo. Presented at the Annual Conference for Australian Anthropologists, August, Adelaide.
1976 Traditional and Modern Attitudes to Death. Paper presented to a Conference for Medical Students, Perth.
1978 Energy and Information. Presented at the Conference on Technology and Information, W.A.I.T.
1982 Religion and Attitudes to the Body in Crete. Presented to the Annual Conference for Australian Anthropologists, August, Adelaide.
1983 Gender and Sri Lankan Ritual. Presented to the Annual Conference for Australian Anthropologists, Sydney.
1986 Moral Premises of Nuclear War. Presented to the International Conference on Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, January 1986, Fiji.
1988 Epistemological Issues in Visual Anthropology. Two papers Presented at 12 ICAES, July, Zagreb. Visual Research Strategies.
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soon Warriors and Maidens: gender and cultural codes in western Crete.
1977 Hiroshima Exhibition Reid Library University of Western Australia
1982 Greek photographs and music University of Western Australia
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
1967 Sir Richard Stapley Memorial Trust.
1967 British Council Scholarship for study of child rearing in Greece.
1967 Cyril Foster Peace Fund.
1967 Linacre College, Oxford.
1985 Sir Charles Strong Memorial Trust for the study of World Religions.
1987 International Travel Grant, University of Western Australia.
1988 $3,000 from the WA Department of the Arts for post-production funds for the film 'Hemis'.
1987 International Travel Grant University of Western Australia
1989 $9,000 from the Australian Film Commission for 'Moon in the Jungle' a film about the Nambiquara Indians.
1992 Screenwest $3000 for the series: Wisdom of the Elders with Professor David Suzuki.
Wide experience in public speaking on a variety of relevant anthropological themes: e.g. environment, religion and ritual. Some examples:
1977 Changing Attitudes to Childhood Community Health Centre.
1980 Death and Dying 20s Club University House May.
1975 Death and Dying. Australian Broadcasting Commission.
1976 Obedience and Conformity. Australian Broadcasting Commission.
1977 Alternative News. Director 6 months. Radio 6NR Perth.
1977 Violence. Australian Broadcasting Commission.
1982 The Moral Premise of Nuclear War. University FM Radio.
1988 Three programs for the ABC on relationships:
The Ritual Game, The Sexual Game and Studio Panel Discussion.
1988 Ethnographic films and the Estonian Film Festival, 6 UVS FM.
OTHER OFFICES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Past Commissioner for the Commission on Visual Anthropology, a body of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.
Elected Member Association of Commonwealth Anthropologists.
Elected Fellow Royal of the Anthropological Institute.
Elected Fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS
1977-1988 Departmental Representative Faculty of Arts UWA.
1985 Departmental Representative Faculty of Sciences UWA.
1975-1978 Staff-Student Committee UWA.
1975-1979 Honours and Post-Graduate Committee UWA.
1987-1988 Chairperson Honours and Post-Graduate Committee UWA.
1988 Invited participant Septième Bilan du Film Ethnographique, Paris March.
1988 Invited contributor to International Meeting on Visual Anthropology Italy, Padova 23 July.
1989 Invitation Film Forum: Ethnology and the Third World, Freibourg May.
Festival dei Popoli, Visual Anthropology Workshop, 25 November -3 December.
Régards sur lés Sociétés Européenes Budapest 1987. Fourth International seminar of Anthropological Film July, Budapest. Films screened: Warriors and Maidens, Passing Shadows, Burnt Harvest, Suniyama, Mahasona.
Seminar at Tallin University Estonia, 1988. Passing Shadows and Warriors and Maidens.
Two seminars on the nature of anthropology and visual anthropology at the New University of the Aegean, Post-Graduate Department of Anthropology, 1988.
Invited speaker Department of Anthropology University College London: Ethnocinematography a course in Visual Anthropology 17-21 October 1988 Directed by Firk Nijland, Steef Meynecht and Louis Tigges. Film screened: Suniyama.
2000 Tromso Ethnographic film Festival
February 2000 Recent restricted invitation to the ANU Centre for Cross Cultural
Research round table on cross-cultural filmmaking.
Extensive stage and review experience from 1958-1972 as writer and performer.
One prize received for performance.