Ryan is an academic in the School of Teacher Education. He has experience working on decolonisation projects within tertiary education, specifically in the areas of Teacher Education and Social Work. Ryan also has experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary education at two institutions and has worked with urban and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Western Sydney and parts of Central Queensland. At the School of Teacher Education, Ryan teaches units on Inquiry-Based Pedagogy, Indigenous Pedagogies and inclusive settings, and Pedagogies for Social Justice in Teaching and Learning Environments. Ryan holds an Honours Degree in Social Sciences from the University of New South Wales and a PhD from the Institute of Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.
Ryan's research interests range from
Al-Natour, R. (2017). The racialisation of local heritage. International Journal of Heritage Studies. 23(5), 470-482
Al-Natour, R. & Fredericks, B. (2016). "Where do we start?": Indigenising a University's curriculum. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues. 19(1/2), 193-209.
Al-Natour, R., Fredericks, B., Bargallie, D., Marrie, H. and Bond, C. (2016). Great Guide to Indigenisation of the Curriculum. Oﬃce of Indigenous Engagement, CQUniversity: Rockhampton, Australia.
Al-Natour, R. & Mears, J. (2016). Practice what you preach! Decolonising Social Work Curriculum. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. 18(2), 52-65.
Al-Natour, R. (2015). The constructions of Sydney's 'Muslim ghettoes'. Journal of Contemporary Islam. 9(2) 131-147.
Al-Natour, R., & Morgan, G. (2012). Local Islamophobia: The Islamic School Controversy in Camden, New South Wales. In G. Morgan & S. Poynting (eds), Global Islamophobia: Muslims and Moral Panic in the West. (pp.101-118). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate
Al-Natour, R. (2011). The Impact of the Researcher on the Researched. Media/Culture Journal, 14(6).
Al-Natour, R. (2010). Folk devils and the proposed Islamic school in Camden. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 24(4), 573‒585.
Al-Natour, R. (2010). 'The mouse that dared to roar': Youths and the Camden controversy, Youth Studies Australia, 29(2), 42‒50.
Al-Natour, R. (2010). Racism, Ragheads and Rednecks. Nebula, 7, 7-21.