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Mark Moran leads the development effectiveness research group at the Institute of Social Science Research, The University of Queensland. His career spans academia, non-for-profit organisations, government and consultancy work. Mark has a unique background of technical and social science research with a degree in civil engineering and a PhD in governance and participatory planning. His primary research focus is the social science of adaptive development practice, understanding its capabilities, conditions, frameworks and accountabilities. His extensive publication record includes journal publications, media, and consultancy reports. Serious Whitefella Stuff: When Solutions Became the Problem in Indigenous Affairs is his first book.