Dr Judith Lovell

Ph.D (Education), M.A. (Creative Arts Therapy), Grad Cert Tertiary Teaching and Learning, B.A. (Visual Arts)

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Judith Lovell is a Senior Research Fellow with the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University. Her expertise is in the multidisciplinary and collaborative uses of research to enhance social, environmental, cultural and economic capabilities in Australian and international societies, and she leads the Synthesis and Integration of research for the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation.

Judith’s current focus is on social and cultural developments and the economic policies affecting them in diverse geographic and social contexts. Her current projects include visual jurisprudence in international and cultural contexts; and the synthesis and integration of research for the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP). 

Research Interests

Judith has an overarching background in community wellbeing and economic development which has seen her work in parts of regional Victoria, and remote South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland as an art in health and education specialist, and an advocate of adult teaching and learning. 

More recently her work has focused on the interactions of enterprise, culture, industry and policy in remote and regional environments. Her practice meshes sociological research and adult education principles.

Her area's of expertise include:

  • Aboriginal community partnerships
  • Strong research in marginalised regions
  • Strategic organisational policy – governance and business
  • Project management
  • Multidisciplinary research 
  • Activating capability in remote and regional populations
  • Arts-based process (health, education, enterprise) 
  • Visual jurisprudence

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Research Projects

Current Projects

2014-17
Synthesis and integration of research findings from the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CR-REP). CRC-REP, managed by Ninti One Ltd. ($450,000)

2015-16
Visual jurisprudence: A graphic case study. Department of Arts and Museums, Northern Territory Government, NT ($1,500)

2015-16
Socio Economic development activities evident in an exchange of knowledges between Indigenous communities in the Asia-Pacific region. Charles Darwin University, Australia and The Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. ($5,000)

Recent Projects

Judy has practiced arts-based research, business and project management with and for a number of groups nd with individuals for twenty years, including in various roles with Keringke Arts Aboriginal Corporation since 2003. With Keringke Arts she developed and managed several collaborative arts-based based projects with various Arrernte stakeholders for a range of outcomes relating to teaching, learning and knowledge transmission:

  • Produce special conference event: Apmeraltye Ingkerreke ~ People of One Land, Altogether as part of the 2008 Art at the Heart, Biannual International Regional Arts Conference. ($30,000)
  • Manage collection of stories and data base (2006-2010). Listen Deeply, Let these Stories In Wallace & Lovell, 2009, IAD Press. ($18,000)
  • Facilitate corporate exchange program, (2008, 2010). Walking in Two Worlds ($40,000)
  • Failitate Eastern Arrernte Artists in Cultural Exchange, (2010). Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair, Guurrbi Tours and Hopevale Arts and Culture Centre. NT Arts Development Grant Program ($12,000)
  • Facilitate Year 11 SOCE completion through Eastern Arrernte Artists in Residence at Ltyentye Apurte Community Education Centre, 2009-2010. NT Arts Specialists in Education Program ($21,000)

Publications & Resources

Books

Lovell, J. (2014). When the studio left the room: What do Wallace’s Paintings and Stories of the Eastern Arrernte Homelands Reveal. (PhD Thesis). Retrieved from: http://www.canberra.edu.au/researchrepository/file/2652f5b5-de37-43ff-8d1c-b38700266bb6/1/full_text.pdf

Wallace, K.K., & Lovell, J. (2009). Listen deeply, let these stories in. Alice Springs, Australia: IAD Press.

Book Chapters

Lovell, J., & Zoellner, D. (2016, forthcoming). Other views of Northern Australian aspirations: pre-notions, ideologies and remoteness. In S. Harwood, R. Gerritsen, B. Prideaux, T. Brewer, L. Rosenman, & A. Dale (Eds.), Northern Research Futures. Canberra: ANU Press.

Zoellner, D., & Lovell, J. (2016, forthcoming). National data: reflecting Northern Australian aspirations? In S. Harwood, R. Gerritsen, B. Prideaux, T. Brewer, L. Rosenman, & A. Dale (Eds), Northern Research Futures. Canberra: ANU Press.

Lovell, J., Zoellner, D., Guenther, J., Brouard, F., & McMurtry, J.J. (2016). Contemporary Aboriginal settlements: Understanding mixed-market approaches. In A. Taylor, D. Carson, P. Ensign, L. Huskey, & R. Rasmussen (Eds.), Settlements at the Edge: Remote Human Settlements in Developed Nations. Oxon, UK: Ashgate Publishing.

Journal Articles

McRae-Williams, E., Guenther, J., Jacobsen, D., & Lovell, J. (2016). What are the enablers of economic participation in remote and very remote Australia; and how can we identify them? Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts [Special Issue: Synthesis & Integration], 19, 6-25. doi: 10.18793/LCJ2016.19.02.

Lovell, J. (2015). Customary Assets and Contemporary Artistry: Multimodal Learning and Remote Economic Participation. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 44(2), 184-193. doi: 10.1017/jie.2015.24.

Lovell, J., Blake, S., Alice, T.P., & Wallace, K.K. (2014). Red Dirt Service Economies: A picture of trade-offs and choices. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 17, 131-151.

Lovell, J., Ellis, P., Wallace, K.K., Ryder, R., Williams, D., & Hayes, C. (2011). Our Art, Our Place, Our Way: Sustainable Practice: Life-long and Life-wide learning at Keringke Arts and the challenge of matching arts centre business and cultures to Vocational Education and Training. Kulumun Journal of the Wollotuka Institute, 1(1), 37-54.

Lovell, J. (2011). Mrs. Wallace’s Painting and Storytelling in the context of contemporary Eastern Arrernte culture. Oral History Australia Journal, 33, 27-36.

Conference Proceedings & Papers

Lovell, J., Guenther, J., & Zoellner, D. (2015). Developing Northern Australia: recognising remote mixed-market economies. Paper presented at the Developing Northern Australia: Economically, Socially, Sustainably, Townsville, Queensland. 20-22 July, 2015.

Lovell, J., Zoellner, D., & Guenther, J. (2015). Looking for the remote ‘advantage’ in the development of Northern Australia. Paper presented at the Indigenous Economic Development Research Workforce Development in Remote Enterprises. 7th Indigenous Economic Development Forum, Alice Springs. 

Lovell, J., Zoellner, D., & Guenther, J. (2015). Now you see it, Now you don't: Looking for the remote advantage in the sustainable development of Northern Australia. Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics: Thriving through transformation: Local to global sustainability, Armidale, NSW. 

Lovell, J., Inkamala, M., & Lechleitner, A. (2011). Ninti One Business Development Unit Project: Strengthening Community Research in Remote Service Delivery at Ntaria. In FaCHSIA stream: Aboriginal research and evaluation: developing and strengthening local capacity. Australasian Evaluation Society International Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Lovell, J. with Ellis, P., Wallace, K.K., Ryder, R., Williams, D., & Hayes, C. (2009). Our Art, Our Place, Our Way: Sustainable Practice: Life-long and Life-wide learning at Keringke Arts and the challenge of matching arts centre business and cultures to Vocational Education and Training. 5th Indigenous National Education Conference, Hobart, Australia.

Lovell, J. (2009). Keringke Arts, Hybrid Case-Study. Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies, National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

Lovell, J., Dobson, VP., & Turner, J. (2008). Apmeraltye Ingkerreke Photo Story. Desert Knowledge Australia and Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, Desert Knowledge Symposium.                  

Lovell, J. (2000). Finding The Place: Arts Therapy in Rural Victoria. International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference, San Francisco, USA.

Lovell, J. (2000). Risky Business: Evaluation of Arts therapy intervention in South Gippsland. International Adolescent Health Conference, Melbourne.

Research Reports

Lovell, J., Armstrong, AM., Inkamala, M., Lechleitner, A. and Fisher, S. (2012) Final Report: Strengthening Community Research in Remote Service Delivery at Ntaria. A report produced for the Australian Government by Ninti One Limited; Ninti One Ltd, Alice Springs

Boyle, A., Lovell, J., Tremblay, P., Ellis, ME., and DKCRC. (2008). Apmeraltye Ingkerreke ~ People of one land all together.

Burton, D., Dhamarrandji, M., Gondarra, B., Inkamala, M., Josif, P., Lechleitner, A., Lovell, J., Rontji, E., Vincent, A., Weaver, M. (2014) Two-way Governance Resource 1-4. Sections 1-4. Australian Government and Ninti One.

Research Briefs

Lovell, J., Guenther, J., & Zoellner, D. (2015). Northern Australian Aspirations. Research Brief 7, 2015.

Project Reports

Ninti One and Local Advisory Groups. (2010 – 2013). Strengthening Community Research in Remote Service Delivery. with Ntaria, Yuendumu, and Lajamanu community research teams. Australian Government.

Ninti One and Wurla Nyinta. (2012). Evaluation of Pilot Project: Local Cultural Awareness Program. Ntaria. Australian Government.

Ninti One and Wurla Nyinta. (2012-13). Tobacco Reduction Action Plan for Ntaria. Northern Territory Government. 

Ninti One, Galiwin’ku and Ntaria. (2012-13). Two Way Governance Report. Australian Government.

Ninti One, Wurla Nyinta and Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education. (2013). Strong Start, Bright Futures. Ntaria. Menzies School of Health Research.

Ninti One and Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2013). Home and Homelessness for Aboriginal residents in remote Central Australia. Australian Government.

Ninti One and Desert Knowledge Australia. (2013). Intercultural Leadership Consultative Framework, Part 1. Australian Government.

Ninti One and Amata Family Wellbeing Centre. (2013). Strong Feelings and Health. Country Health South Australia.

Book Reviews

Lovell, J. (2014). Ecological Management and Restoration, Ecological Society of Australia. Desert Lake: Art, Science and Stories from Paruku, 15(3), e10.  doi: 10.1111/emr.12125

Multimedia

Dobson, V.P., & Lovell, J. (2009). Home for Languages. Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, Alice Springs. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcs5oDrhssE

Lovell, J. & CHARTTES project team. (2006). our ART, our PLACE, our WAY: Sharing Art Centre Knowledge. CD resource and website publication, Australian Government.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision

Associate Supervision

Adam MacFie

Judy Lovell

Contacts

T: +61 8 8959 5316
E: judith.lovell@cdu.edu.au

Alice Springs NT

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