The Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology is an initiative of the Phenomenology Research Group based at Edith Cowan University, South West Campus, in Western Australia and Rhodes University in South Africa, where there had been a long-established phenomenological tradition, spanning over three decades, from the early 1970s through to the early 2000s.
The Phenomenology Research Group is a circle of postgraduate scholars who have a range of research interests which cross a broad spectrum of areas including education, health, religion, business, tourism, counselling and psychology.
The unifying force which holds these diverse research interests together is a commitment to phenomenology as a research methodology.
This initiative arose out of a collaborative phenomenological program developed by Dr Robert Schweitzer from Queensland University of Technology and Dr Trish Sherwood of Edith Cowan University, with Professor Christopher Stones (then at Rhodes University) becoming involved shortly thereafter.
Professor Stones is the Editor-in-Chief and has been resident at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa since 2008.