Associate Professor Katharine McKinnon
Katharine is a human geographer whose work engages with community economies, gender, development and care. She works with a broad range of communities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, engaging in qualitative and participatory social research for community learning and development. Her current research considers questions of: how to achieve gender equity in ways that suit the lives and livelihoods of people in their different places and communities; how to reshape enterprises and organisations around priorities of care and inclusivity; and how to put an ethics of care for people and environment at the heart of economies and livelihoods.
Professor Barbara Pamphilon AM
Barbara is an expert leading qualitative researcher highly experienced in developing collaborative methods for stakeholder consultation and employing these methods with a wide range consumers, government and non-government organisations in both Australia and in developing countries.
Dr Jo Caffery
Associate Professor with over twenty years experience as a linguist and working with Indigenous adults on developing linguistic and cultural programmes across remote Australia.
Dr Sandra Heaney-Mustafa
Sandra Heaney-Mustafa has worked at the University of Canberra since 2002 in community education and community development. Her current teaching and research focus is community development in cross-cultural contexts.
Centenary Professor Moosung Lee
Professor Lee is an internationally recognised scholar in educational leadership and administration, social contexts of education, and lifelong education. He has published extensively in these areas.
Adjuncts and Affiliates
Dr Misty Adoniou
Professor Mark Brennan
Dr Tony Brown
Dr Tony Brown is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Adult, Community & Higher Education. Tony has over 25 years of experience and leadership in the broad field of Australian adult education and learning. He has been a senior government program manager in adult, community and vocational education; Executive Director of Adult Learning Australia (ALA) the national peak body for adult education; a University academic at UTS and the University of Canberra, and a trade union organiser. His key research interests have been in the political economy of adult education and work; in the informal and formal learning within civil society organisations, especially membership-based organisations; and has an ongoing interest in policies to develop and support lifelong learning.
Barbara was the foundation director of the then Australian Institute for Sustainable Communities (now Centre for Sustainable Communities) at the University of Canberra. She has established an international reputation in the field of collaborative methodologies and gender, agriculture and food security.
Professor Caroline Lemerle
Dr Lemerle joined University of Canberra as Adjunct Professor in the then Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics in 2015.
Associate Professor Katja Mikhailovich
Dr Mikhailovich is an Adjunct Associate Professor who has undertaken a broad range of cross-disciplinary research in the area of community health and education and has developed expertise in program evaluation.
Dr Shirley Randell AO
Dr Shirley Randell has had an eminent career as an educator and expert in public sector and institutional reform in developing countries across the globe. Dr Randell was recognised in the 2012 Inaugural Australian 100 Women of Influence Awards. She is committed to universal education, continuing to mentor and empower women and has been active in Rotary International, Zonta International, Virginia Gildersleeve International Foundation, indigo foundation and Graduate Women International and their worldwide initiatives.
Dr John Spriggs
Dr Spriggs has specialised in trans-disciplinary ways to engage stakeholders to maximise agricultural supply chains and agri-business.
Professor Daniela Stehlik
Daniela Stehlik is one of Australia’s leading social scientists working at the intersections of sustainability, human service practice and social cohesion focussing on families and communities and their sense of place.
Her now three decades of involvement in community development activities, and the impact of change on communities has led to a many high level publications focusing on issues associated with social sustainability, community capacity building and evidence based policy. She is particularly interested in the generative capacity of women's energy and enthusiasm as an important component of community flourishing. Throughout her career in three states, Professor Stehlik has been called upon to provide advice to government officials, public servants and service providers. She has supervised a number of PhD and Masters students.
Professor Stehlik has also had extensive Board experience, including, mostly recently, as Chair of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, and as a member of the Advisory Board for the S.A. Government Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Consultation and Response Agency.
Daniela tweets as @RubaSkala and can be contacted on email@example.com.
Dr Karen Williams
Karen is currently leading the transitioning of a community-based conservation group from local to landscape-scale operations, adapting the group to the requirements of economic, social and environmental sustainability. Karen uses the interaction of environmental, cultural and social inclusiveness principles, to bridge between Western and Aboriginal knowledge. She takes an interdisciplinary approach to program design and management, in order to achieve environmental outcomes supported by long-term stewardship. Karen’s leadership, facilitation and program management roles have directed her research towards a practical integration of environment, natural resource management, cultural heritage, social inclusion and sustainability education. These are an on-ground application of the concept of spatial narrative.