Professor Ruth Wallace

Doctor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Education (Primary), Graduate Diploma in Education, Graduate Certificate of Research Management

Dean – College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society, Charles Darwin University / Director – Northern Institute

Professor Ruth Wallace leads the Regional, Economic & Workforce Development research theme which focuses on collaborative approaches to workforce development and engagement with community, governments and industry that are sustainable and scalable. Ruth is the social science technical advisor for the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, with a focus on building resilience through community engagement and collaborative knowledge and management systems for biosecurity surveillance. In February 2016, Ruth became the first female Australian researcher to be awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences and was a visiting scholar at Kansas State University in 2017.

Research Interests

Ruth has a strong relationship and working history with Vocational Education and Training – across regional and remote WA, QLD and NT in VET. Her PhD focuses on the needs of learners in regional areas in relation to education and education systems. Ruth's research interests relate to the links between identity, marginalised learners and the development of effective learning and workforce development pathways. This work is situated in regional and remote areas of Northern Australia and Indonesia, with a specific focus in research approaches to improve service delivery and adaptation, undertaken with Aboriginal people in remote and regional areas. Professor Wallace’s research connects to digital systematic learning pedagogies, literacy and numeracy learning and approaches to workforce development through remote based enterprises.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Workforce development in regional and marginalised areas
  • Policy implementation in regional areas
  • Regional development and growth in remote areas
  • Mobile end technology based learning
  • Learning identity
  • Aboriginal enterprise development in remote areas
  • Regional development and governance in Northern Australia and neighbouring regions
  • Marginalised learners and access to knowledge systems
  • Community engagement

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Research Projects

Current Projects

2017-2018
Keeping Mum on Country Aboriginal Benefits Account $250,000 Chief investigator

Northern communities, provincial governments, and negotiating the mining life cycle – cases from Australia, Canada and Sweden MinErAL $215,000 Co-chief investigator

Engagement for resilience in indigenous communities Stage 2 2017-18 Funding: Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) $ 200,000 Principal investigator

AAI Alumni Professional Development Program, Education and Research Capacity Building (a consortium with Griffith University and James Cook University) Funder Coffey International Development Pty Ltd $ 50,500 Co-ordinator

2016-2020
Cities of the North: Urbanisation, mobilities and new development opportunities for sparsely populated hinterlands The Swedish Research Council Formas $ 1,133,493 Researcher

2016-2017
Evaluating the impact of investment northern development with Indigenous Communities CSIRO & CDU, through Supporting Stronger Research and Collaboration initiative $ 50,000 Chief investigator

Moving from Theory to Practice – Pathways for Aboriginal led development CDU, through Supporting Stronger Research and Collaboration initiative $ 47,500 Chief investigator

2014-17
Collaborative planning and shared decision making amongst stakeholders in plant biosecurity risk management - Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC). $1,826,501

Recent Projects

2015-2016
Remote Research Teams - Community Engagement NT Dept of Local Government and Community Services $ 160,000 Researcher

Advancing Collaborative Knowledge Systems for Plant Biosecurity Surveillance - CSIRO $ 45,455 Researcher

2015
Disaster Management and Preparedness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in Darwin and Palmerston - Australian Red Cross Society $ 36,325 Researcher

2014-15
Study on Trilateral Cooperation between Australia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade $50,000 Project leader

Northern Territory Government Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy - Northern Territory Department of Community Services $140,000 Researcher

2013-15
Indigenous Governance and Leadership Development Project - NT Dept of Regional Development and Women's Policy. $1,100,000

2013-15
Building resilience in Indigenous Communities through engagement - a focus on Biosecurity threats - Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) (in partnership with NZ Plant and Food Biosecurity and the Pacific Institute for Sustainable Development) $1,039,880 Program Leader

Making Biosecurity Everyone’s Business - Collaborative Research Centre Plant Biosecurity (in partnership with NZ Plant and Food Biosecurity and the Pacific Institute for Sustainable Development). Extension project currently under development.

2013
Provision of Safe Streets Audit - Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency. $181,818

Stronger Futures Information Management Plan - NT Dept of Regional Development and Women's Policy. $12,326

2012-16
Northern Research Futures (NRF) Collaborative Research Network - Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. $7,791,439

2012-13
Department of Education and Training Educational Modules for Online Learning
- Northern Territory Department of Education and Training $252,218 Project leader

East Arnhem Fisheries Network Training Framework - Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. $113,096

2012-15
Collaborative knowledge systems for plant biosecurity surveillance - Collaborative Research Centre Plant Biosecurity. $865,367

2012
PreVET materials Development
NT Department of Education and Training $120,000 Chief Investigator

How Organisations Develop, Implement & Assess an Indigenous Workforce Development Strategy in Rural Australia Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (with Agrifoods Skills Council)   $140,000 Co-chief investigator

2011-2012
Planning and Evaluation of the Literacy and Numeracy for Productive Participation Pathways Project (ePathways Project)
Northern Territory Department of Education and Training $74,988.82 Project Leader

A community based model for Remote Microscopy - Cooperative Research Centre National Plant Biosecurity $168,000 Project Leader and Chief Researcher

Publications & Resources

Books

Catts, R., Falk I. & Wallace, R. (Eds.) (2011).Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. 

Falk, I., Wallace, R. & Ndoen, M. L. (Eds.) (2011). Managing Biosecurity Across Borders. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Book Chapters

Wallace, R., Carson, D. & Dale, A. (2015, forthcoming). International context for governance and policy: Issues for northern regions and implications for development. In Northern Research Futures, Canberra: ANU Press.

Mackaway, J., Winchester-Seeto, T., Peach, D., Ferns, S., Campbell, M., Moore, K., Wallace, R., Ford, L. & Prior, J. (2014), Inclusive Practise in WIL. In S. Ferns (Ed), HERDSA Guide: Work Integrated Learning in the Curriculum (pp. 33-39). Milperra, NSW: HERDSA Inc.

Wallace, R. (2013). Empowered Learner Identity Through M-Learning: Representations of Disenfranchised Students’ Perspectives. In D. Parsons (Ed.), Innovations in Mobile Educational Technologies and Applications (pp. 272-283). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2139-8.ch017

Dyson, L., Andrews, T., Smyth, R., & Wallace R. (2013). Towards a Holistic Framework for Ethical Mobile Learning. In Z. Berge & L.Y. Muilenburg (Eds.), Handbook of Mobile Learning (pp. 405-416). London: Routledge.

Catts, R., Falk, I. & Wallace, R. (2011). Introduction: Innovations in Theory and Practice. In R. Catts, I. Falk & R. Wallace (Eds.), Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice (pp. 1-10). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Wallace, R. (2011). Social Partnerships in Learning: Connecting to the Learner Identities of Disenfranchised Regional Learners. In R. Catts, I. Falk & R. Wallace (Eds.), Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice (pp. 11-32). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Wallace R., & Appo, R. (2011). Indigenous Dot Com: E-Learning in Australian Indigenous Workforce Development and Engagement. In R. Catts, I. Falk & R. Wallace (Eds.), Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice (pp. 95-110). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Catts, R., Falk, I., & Wallace, R. (2011). Vocational Learning Futures. In R. Catts, I. Falk & R. Wallace (Eds.), Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice (pp. 259-270). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Falk, I. & Wallace, R. (2011). Managing plant biosecurity across borders. In I. Falk, R. Wallace & M. L. Ndoen (Eds.), Managing Biosecurity Across Borders (pp. 3-22). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Wallace, R. (2011). Social partnerships in learning: Engaging local, regional and national partners in plant biosecurity management. In I. Falk, R. Wallace & M. L. Ndoen (Eds.), Managing Biosecurity Across Borders (pp. 109-128). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Ndoen, M. L., Wallace, R., & Mampouw, H. L. (2011). Accessing local knowledge to achieve economic and social sustainability. In I. Falk, R. Wallace & M. L. Ndoen (Eds.), Managing Biosecurity Across Borders (pp. 183-198). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Wallace, R., Mudita, I. W., & Natonis, R. L. (2011). Engaging biosecurity workforces through mobile learning and technologies in community management of biosecurity research. In I. Falk, R. Wallace & M. L. Ndoen (Eds.), Managing Biosecurity Across Borders (pp. 199-214). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Falk, I., Wallace, R., Ndoen, M. L., Surata, K., Royce, P., Mudita, I. W., et al. (2011). A strategy for managing biosecurity across borders. In I. Falk, R. Wallace & M. L. Ndoen (Eds.), Managing Biosecurity Across Borders (pp. 215-236). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Wallace, R. (2011). The affordances of mobile learning that can engage disenfranchised learner identities in formal education. In N. Pachter, J. Seiplod & C. Pimmer (Eds.), Work Based Mobile Learning: Concepts and Cases (pp. 117-143). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang AG International Academic Publishers.

Wallace R., & Appo, R. (2011). Indigenous Dot Com: E-Learning in Australian Indigenous Workforce Development and Engagement. In R. Catts, I. Falk & R. Wallace (Eds.), Vocational Learning:Innovative Theory and Practice (pp. 95-110). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Wallace, R., Mudita, I. W., & Natonis, R. L. (2011). Engaging biosecurity workforces through mobile learning and technologies in community management of biosecurity research. In I. Falk, R. Wallace & M. L. Ndoen (Eds.), Managing Biosecurity Across Borders (pp. 199-214). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Journal Articles

Wallace, R., Falk, I., & Surata, K. (forthcoming). What does "Integrating global perspectives on environmental education" really mean? Australian Journal of Environmental Education.

Wallace, R. (forthcoming). Enacted learner identities: a model for understanding disenfranchised learners experiences of formal education. Adelaide: National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Wallace, R. (forthcoming). Social Partnerships in Learning: Profiling identities of disenfranchised regional learners. International Journal of Learning.

Wallace, R., & Sushames, L. (forthcoming). Best practice in designing and implementing community based training: lessons from the road. International Journal of Learning.

Jiang, Z., Wang, Z., Jing, X. Wallace, R., Jiang X. Kim, D.  (2017) Core self-evaluation: Linking career social support to life satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences 112 (2017) 128–135

Kelly, D., Cuthill, M., & Wallace, R. (2012) Participatory research Potential applications for teaching and learning. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education.

Wallace, R. (2011). Empowered Learner Identity through M-learning: Representations of Disenfranchised Students’ Perspectives. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 3(1), 53-63.

Boyle, A. & Wallace, R. (2011). Indigenous people and e-nabling technologies: An analysis of recent experiences in northern and central Australia. Kulumun: Journal of the Wollotuka Institute, 1(1), 1-14.

Wallace, R. (2010). Engaging Indigenous learners through mobile learning: more than adding a new gadget. The Knowledge Tree, Edition 21, pp 4-9.

Wallace, R., Manado, M., Agar, R. and Curry, C. (2009). Working from Our Strengths: Indigenous Community Engagement through Enterprise Development and Training. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts, December 2009, pp 104-122.

Monograph/Working Papers

Dale, A., Campbell, A., Douglas, M., Robertson, A., Wallace, R., & Davies, P. (2014). From myth to reality: New pathways for northern development. Paper presented at the Northern Development Summit.

Wallace, R. (2008). Reluctant learners: Their identities and educational experiences. Occasional Paper. Adelaide: NCVER.

Conference Papers & Presentations

Conference Papers (peer reviewed)

Dardjito, H., Wallace, R., Guenther, J. & Rolls, N. (2015). Comprehension and Socio Cultural Factors: Teaching Reading in English as a Foreign Language Setting. The Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015. Osaka, Japan, 2-5 April 2015.

Wallace, R. (2013). Engaging Marginalised Learner Identities: The Potential to Improve VET Delivery with Remote Workforces. UK RWL8 - 8th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning. Stirling, UK, 19-21 June 2013

Andrews, T., Dyson, L. E., Smith, R. & Wallace, R. (2011). The Ethics of M-Learning: Classroom Threat or Enhanced Learner Agency? 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2011). Beijing, China, 18-21 October 2011. 25%

Wallace, R. (2011). The affordances of mobile learning for non-traditional learners. Journal of Vocational Education and Training 9th International Conference (JVET). Worcester College Oxford, England, 8 –10 July 2011

Sushames, L. & Wallace, R. (2011). Work Based Literacy and Numeracy Training in Indigenous Contexts. The 18th International Conference on Learning. University of Mauritius, Mauritius, 5-8 July 2011.

Wallace, R. (2011). Aboriginal Models of Workforce Development and Training in Northern Australia. IX International Rangeland Congress (IX IRC2011). Rosario, Argentina, 2-8 April 2011.

Wallace, R. (2011). Indigenous Models of Workforce Development and Training in Northern Australia. AVETRA 14th Annual Conference. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, VIC, 28 - 29 April 2011.

Wallace, R. (2011). Indigenous Led Responses to Biosecurity Management Policy and Practices in Northern Australia. Second International Science and Policy Conference (Resilience 2011). Arizona State University, Arizona, 11-16 March 2011

Wallace, R. (2011). Building sustainable Indigenous biosecurity management workforces in northern Australia. CRC National Plant Biosecurity 2011 Science Exchange. Barossa Valley, Adelaide, 9-11 February 2011.

Wallace, R. (2010). The Enacted Learner Identities Framework: The potential to improve VET delivery. AVETRA 13th Annual Conference Proceedings. Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise, QLD, 8 - 9 April 2010.

Wallace, R., & Boyle, A. (2010). Learning partnerships for success. AVETRA 13th Annual Conference Proceedings. Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise, QLD, 8 - 9 April 2010.

Wallace, R. (2009). Empowered Learner Identity through M-learning; Representations of Disenfranchised Students’ Perspectives. 8th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning Proceedings, Florida, 26th-30th October 2009.

Anderson, S., Wallace, R., Christie, M., and Kennedy, D. (2009). Linking Flexible VET Delivery to Community Development in the Context of an Indigenous Community. AVETRA 12th Annual Conference Proceedings, Sydney, 16-17 April 2009.

Wallace, R. (2009). Social Partnerships in Learning: Working Across Identity and Learning Boundaries. AVETRA 12th Annual Conference Proceedings, Sydney, 16-17 April 2009.

Wallace, R., Curry, C., and Agar, R. (2008). Working from Our Strengths: Indigenous Enterprise and Training in Action and Research. AVETRA 11th Annual Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, 3-4 April 2008.

Boyle, A and Wallace, R. (2008). The role of e-learning in ‘holisitic’ approaches to VET in remote Indigenous contexts. AVETRA 11th Annual Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, 3-4 April 2008.

Wallace, R. and Chick, L. (2008). Safe Places Training Framework: Building Indigenous capacity through work based VET in remote communities. AVETRA 11th Annual Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, 3-4 April 2008.

Wallace, R. (2008). Social Partnerships in Learning Frameworks: Learning across Knowledge and Identity Boundaries. Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 26-28th May, 2008.

Conference Presentations (non-refereed papers)

Wallace, R. (2015). Mobilising Learning Technologies: Implications for Regional Development. 2015 Euro Asia Economic Forum. Xi’an Qujiang International Conference Center, China, 24-26 September 2015.

Wallace, R. (2015). Overview: PBCRC Program 4 - Secure Futures. PBCRC Science Exchange 2015. Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, 11-14 August 2015.

Robinson, C. & Wallace, R. (2015). Sharing responsibility for biosecurity – insights from Northern Australia. PBCRC Science Exchange 2015. Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, 11-14 August 2015.

Marsh, A. & Wallace, R. (2015). Engagement for resilience in Indigenous communities. B3 Maori Engagement Hui: Better Border Biosecurity. Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae, Auckland, 7 August 2015.

Wallace, R. (2014). Current planning and creation of the ‘Indigenous Enterprise Hub’. 2014 Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference. UWA Business School, Perth, 1-2 December 2014.

Wallace, R. (2014). Learning the Lessons of Development with Other Nation’s Norths. CRN Northern Australia Development Conference: A Northern Perspective. Northern Australia Development Office, Darwin, 25 November 2014.

Wallace, R. (2014). Transitions for success. Designing Teaching: Creative Learning. RMIT University, Melbourne, 2-3 September 2014.

Luck, J. & Wallace, R. (2014). Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre Education Program: National Capacity Building. The 29th International Horticultural Congress. Brisbane, Queensland, 17-22 August 2014.

Maclean, K., Robinson, C., McAllister, R., Wallace, R., Farbotko, C., & Collins, K. (2014). Advancing collaborative knowledge systems for plant biosecurity surveillance. Science Exchange. Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 6-9 May 2014.

Marsh, A., Ford, L., Wallace, R., Gothadjaka, K., Fullerton, B., & Green, J. (2014). Building resilience in indigenous communities through engagement. Science Exchange. Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 6-9 May 2014.

Wallace, R. (2011). Aboriginal Led Responses to Biosecurity Management Policy and Practices in Northern Australia. Environmental Change Institute Seminar. Oxford, England, 15 July 2011.

Wallace, R. & Nomikoudis, M. (2011). My Point of View: Using E-Learning to Improve Trades-Based Learning Experiences for Students and Their Teachers. AVETRA 14th Annual Conference. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, VIC, 28 - 29 April 2011.

Keynote Presentations

Wallace, R. (2017). Roadmap for Northern Australia’s future: Indigenous leadership and partnership. North Queensland Local Government Association annual conference, 27 July 2017.

Wallace, R. (2016). Roadmap for Northern Australia’s future: Indigenous Leadership. Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference (IBECC), Perth, 1– 2 December 2016

Wallace, R. (2016). Developing Northern Australia: Challenges and opportunities. CPA Congress 2016. Darwin, Australia, 11 November 2016.

Wallace, R. (2014). The Northern Development Agenda in Australia. Thriving Northern Communities Symposium. Storuman, Sweden, 9-10 December 2014.

Wallace, R. (2013). Governance and Leadership Development Strategy. Indigenous Economic Development Forum, Alice Springs,22 October , 2013

Wallace, R. (2013). It's not just what you do... Are e-spaces where learners and institutions meet? ConVerge13 e-Learning Conference. Melbourne, 21-22 November 2013

Wallace, R. (2012). Engaging Marginalised Learners’ Identities in a Digital Age. IDEA12, Mercure Hotel, Melbourne, 5 December 2012.

Wallace, R. (2012). Engaging Identities. ACEN National Conference 2012. Collaborative Education: Investing in the Future, Geelong, 29 October - 2 November 2012

Wallace, R. (2012). Learning partnerships in remote workplaces: Exploring the identities of Aboriginal people, educators and industry in work based learning. Australian Collaborative Education Network, Perth, 30 October 2012.

Wallace, R. (2012). Engaging Marginalised Learner Identities: The Potential to Improve VET Delivery. WAALC Conference: At the heart of the matter. Western Australian Adult Literacy Council. Central Institute of Technology, Perth, 11-12 July 2012.

Wallace, R (2012). Engaging Indigenous Learners in VET and Workforce Development. Training Providers Forum Program. Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development. Burswood Conference Centre, 14-15 May 2012.

Wallace, R. (2011). Aboriginal led Approaches to Learning with Technology: The role of mobile technologies in water management education in Aboriginal contexts. Innovations in Water Education for Sustainability, International Water Centre Workshop, Brisbane, 23 September, 2011.

Wallace, R. (2011). Vocational Education Training Programs. EIDOS Institute’s National Conference Series: Indigenous Skills Development. State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, 16 September 2011.

Wallace, R. (2011). Understanding educational priorities for Indigenous students & critical focus areas. 2nd Annual Indigenous Education, Transitions and Employment; Empowering students, strengthening post-school pathways through holistic support. Citigate Central, Sydney, 19 - 20 July 2011.

Wallace, R. (2011). Integrating mobile technology into the school curriculum. First Nanshan Dialogue: Sino-Foreign Excellent Principals Forum. Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China, 16-18 June 2011

Research Reports

Cram, L. and Wallace, R. (2017) Northern Research Futures Collaborative Research Network Final Report.

Robinson, C., Maclean, K, Wallace, R., McAllister, R., Curnock, M., Collins, K., Farbotka., Liu, S. (2017), Advancing collaborative knowledge systems for plant biosecurity surveillance Final report. PBCRC.

Maclean, K., Robinson, C., Farbotko, C., Collins, K., and Wallace, R. (2016), Engaging Indigenous People in biosecurity surveillance in northern Australia - a scoping study for Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS).

Ford, L., Marsh, A and Wallace, R., Funk, J. and Yuhun, P. (2016) Building resilience in Indigenous Communities through engagement - a focus on Biosecurity threats.

Christie, M., Verran, H., Cathcart, J., Weeren T.V., Spencer, M., Nasir, T., Campbell, M., Harrison, M., Wallace, R. (2015) Indigenous Governance and Leadership Development Project: Final Report and Evaluation. Charles Darwin University.

Spencer, M., Christie, M and Wallace, R. (2015) Disaster Resilience, management and Preparedness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in Darwin and Palmerston Final report. Charles Darwin University.

Falk, I. & Wallace, R. (2011). Community-based Biosecurity (Phase 2) - Final Report. CRC National Plant Biosecurity.

Wallace, R., Curry, C, Ludwig, W., Morgan, D, Tschernitz, C. & McPherson, K. (2006). Indigenous Enterprise Training.Department of Education, Science & Training, Australian Government, DEST.

Wallace, R & Mair, K. (2006). Turning Points: Children’s Services Project Professional Development for a Cluster of Identified Children’s Services. Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory Government.

Wallace, R. (2006). Hearing and Mentoring Evaluation. Group Training NT.

Dunbar, T., Wallace, R., Scrimgeour, M. & Arnott, A. (2006). Strong Family, Strong Culture, Strong Future Project Evaluation 2006. Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory Government.

Wallace, R. Curry, C., Ludwig, W., & Morgan D. (2006). Make it Real: Training for Enterprise Final report. Department of Education, Science & Training, Australian Government.

Curry, C. & Wallace, R. (2006). Top End Groove. Australian Flexible Learning Framework.

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

Professional Positions & Memberships

  • 2016 - President, Australian Vocational Education & Training Research Association (AVETRA)
  • 2016 - Social Science Technical Advisor, Plant Biosecurity CRC Science Committee Advisory Panel
  • 2015 - Program Leader, Education, Capacity Building and Workforce Development, ‘growNorth’ Collaborative Research & Development Program
  • 2012-2016 - Former Program Leader, Secure Futures, Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)
  • 2014 - Member of Developing Northern Australia Conference Advisory Committee
  • 2014 - Public Officer and Board Member of ATSI Women’s Fund Inc, ATSI Women’s Initiatives Inc.
  • 2013-2015 - Board Member and Program Director Australian Collaborative Research Network
  • 2012-2015 - Member of the National Executive of the Australian Collaborative Education Network
  • 2010-2015 - Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning
  • 2010 - Editorial Board member for the International Journal of ePortfolio
  • 2010 - Member of anzMLearn
  • 2010 - Member of the International Sociological Association
  • 2009 - Member of the E-Portfolios Reference Group for the Australian Flexible Learning Framework
  • 2009 - Member of the National Institute of Regional and Rural Australia
  • 2008-2016 - Vice President and member of the Executive Committee, member of the International Journal of Training Research committee, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA).
  • 2008-2015 - Convener of the annual AVETRA – CDU OctoberVET Research Seminar
  • 2007-2012 - Editor of the Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts
  • 2007-2012 - Referee for the following journals and conferences;
                          International Journal of Training Research
                          Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Conference
                          Adult Learning Australia
                          Australian Council of Adult Literacy
                          MLearn Conference

Awards

  • 2017 - Staff Mobility Erasmus Scholarship – CDU & University of Bergen, Norway         
  • 2016 - Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences, sponsored by Kansas State University
  • 2016 - AIM Leadership Excellence Award Leader/Manager of the Year for Northern Territory/ State Finalist National AIM Leadership Excellence Awards
  • 2013 - Honourable mention IMS Global Learning Consortium Awards, San Diego
  • 2012 - Vice Chancellor’s Award, New Researcher, Charles Darwin University
  • 2012 - Bronze Medal, Australian Regional Finals IMS Global Learning Consortium
  • 2009 - Research Commercialisation Training Scheme Scholarship, Commonwealth Government
  • 2008 - New Researcher Scholarship, National Council of Vocational Education and Research
  • 2008 - Best Early Career Researcher Paper, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, and the National Council of Vocational Education and Research

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision

Principal Supervision (Current)

  • Johanna Funk
  • Jeanie Govan
  • Thomas(Tom) Gray
  • Ganesh Koramannil
  • Simon Morris
  • Rebecca Pearse
  • Robert Porter
  • Alison Reedy
  • Jan Salmon
  • Emma Schuberg Barnes
  • Benjamin(Ben) Van Gelderan
  • Gemma Wickens
  • Tracy Woodroffe
  • Lolita Wikander
  • Terry Dunbar

Principal Supervision (Completed)

  • Hanandyo Djardito
  • Theofransus Litaay
  • Deasyanti Adil
  • Ratna Dyah Suryartri
  • Jayson Inbanez
  • Noel Finch
  • Jenny Robinson  
  • Paul Royce  
  • Wayan Mudita  
  • Don Zoellner   
  • Karen Borgelt

Associate Supervision (Current)

  • Sarah Ajowi
  • Maria Alexi
  • Heidi Hodge
  • Jagath Bandara Pathirage
  • Janet Skewes
  • Christine Tarbett- Buckley
  • Ana Vuin

Associate Supervision (Completed)

  • Susanna Saffu
  • Helen Wozniak

Media Coverage

Radio, TV, News Paper & Web Interviews