Dr Allan Arnott

University Fellow

Dr Arnott has worked in Northern Australia for more than 20 years developing evaluation methodologies that engage Indigenous research epistemologies and Aboriginal people in the evaluation of social policy at community, regional and policy levels. Dr Arnott is retiring and will continue to provide support to the growing theme of Evaluation of Social Policy in partnership with the existing and new researchers Dr Arnott will support the development of approaches that challenge the deficit assumptions of evaluation of Aboriginal programs and impacts on the construction of social policy in Indigenous contexts.

Dr Arnott supports the engagement of Aboriginal researchers in the research process and provides high quality supervision to HDR students. Dr Arnott is engaged in national and international evaluation networks and will continue to bring leading academics in this field to Northern Institute, to train staff and develop effective methodologies. He is also highly regarded by the Northern Territory Government agencies with whom he has worked over many years.

Research project participation

2012/13

healthy@work project, NT  Department of Health

2010/12

Targeted Family Support Scheme Evaluation, Northern Territory Department of Children  and Families

2009/10

Violence Prevention and Intervention Services Development in the NT: Phases 1&2 Evaluation

2009/10

Akeyulerre Healing Centre evaluation

2008/09

The Evaluation of the Differential Response Pilot Project.

The introduction of a Differential Response Framework (DRF) is one of a number of important reforms  to the child protection system in the Northern Territory

2008

An exploration and evaluation  of the initial  phases of the Safe Houses/Safe Places program (an NT Emergency response program

2006/07

Evaluation of the Northern Territory Government  Domestic and Family Violence Strategies, The Department of Chief Minister

2006/09

Evaluations of eight projects concerned with Indigenous Family Violence

2006

NCVER project  with Falk, Guenther and others on the role of VET in Welfare to Work, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide

2005

NCVER VET/ACE project  focusing on the ways in which ACE and VET sectors can and do work together for common  outcomes in the northern Australian context. National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide

2004/05

Pathways to employment and training for the employment disadvantaged (2004) Funded by NT DEET, auspiced by NTCOSS.

This project, set out to consider options that might be used in the Northern Territory to improve employment and training opportunities for mature aged, long term unemployed, people from a non-English speaking background and youth.

2004/05

Cross-cultural Engagement Project.

This project sought to improve cross­ cultural engagement between natural and cultural resource management agencies and Indigenous communities. CRC Tropical Savannahs

2004

Kigaruk Evaluation project.  This project evaluated the effectiveness of the Kigaruk program, which was designed to help overcome the very low representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in senior and executive positions in the Northern Territory Public Service.

2003/04

An Evaluation of the Australian Defence Force Cadets Indigenous Participation Project A project for the Commonwealth Department of Defence as part of the Cadet enhancement Program.  A joint CLR and CINCRM research project. Australian Defence Force

2001/03

Action Research into Managing, Undertaking and Disseminating Aboriginal Health Research for Improved Health Outcomes.

1999/2000

Indigenous Labour Market Report and Development Strategy Project.  This project, carried out in conjunction with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. NT Area Consultative Committee (NTACC) - through the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business project grant

1998/99

Learning Processes of Pastoralist Stakeholders in the Tropical Savannahs - this study identified, described, and shared knowledge and understanding of some of the learning processes of pastoralist by investigating how they go about learning and change. Report­ More than can be said: A study of pastoralists stories of change and learning.

1998

An Evaluation of the Essential Services Maintenance Operators (ESMO) Pilot Project. This study was commissioned by the Department Of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DEETYA), with the support of Aboriginal Affairs Department (Western Australia).

1998

The above case study formed a part of a larger DEETYA national project to evaluate the operations of five Traineeship schemes (Sydney, Adelaide, Cherbourg, Port Augusta and the Kimberley projects).

1996/97

Exploring Partnerships and Appropriate Practices in the Delivery of Vocational Education and Training Courses in Rural and Remote Communities. Australian National Training Authority Research Advisory Committee (ANTARAC)

Publications

Books

Arnott, A., Cameron, J., and Shaw,G., 2002, Tertiary Teaching: doing if differently, doing it better, NT Unipress, Darwin.

Arnott, A. and Palmer, M. 2000, Teaching-Learning in Non-formal Education, UNESCO, Bangkok.

Arnott, A., Clark, T., Clarke, L., Dembski, L., Henry, J., Langton, M., and Wells, J. 1998, Djama and VET: Exploring Partnerships and Practices in the Delivery of Vocational Education and Training in Rural and Remote Aboriginal Communities, NT Unipress, Darwin.

Journal articles

Arnott, A. 2003,'Learning from the past: Implications for effective VET delivery of adult education services in the Northern Territory', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Volume 43, No.1, pp. 43-72.

Arnott, A. 1998, 'Evaluation For Community Based Organisations: A Discussion Paper', in the refereed New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, Volume 26, No. 2, October, pp. 59-69.

Arnott, A. and Torres, P. 1999, 'Educating For Uncertainty In A Changing World: Issues Within An Australian Remote Indigenous Context', an invited paper to the refereed Journal of Comparative Education, 32(2), 225-234.

Arnott, A. 1997, 'REAPing What You Sow: An Example of Community Education Practices and Processes in a New Zealand Context', in the refereed New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, Volume 25, No. 1, May, pp. 26-40.

Reports & Research Papers

Arnott, A., Guenther, J. and Cummings, E. 2012, Evaluation of the Northern Territory Targeted Family Support Service, TNI, Final evaluation report for the NT Department of Children and Families, Darwin.

Henry, J., Dunbar, T., Arnott, A., Scrimgeour, M., Matthews, S., Murakami-Gold, L., & Chamberlain, A. (2012). Indigenous research reform agenda: positioning the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health. Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health (CRC).

Matthews, S., Scrimgeour, M., Dunbar, T., Arnott, A., Chamberlain, A., Murakami-Gold, L., & Henry, J. (2012). welfare Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health (CRC).

Williams, E. and Arnott, A. (2012), I hope to spend the rest of my career here: Recruitment and retention of Aboriginal Police Officers in the Northern Territory, TNI, NTPA, Darwin.

Williams, E., Guenther, J., & Arnott, A. (2011, November). Beyond informed consent: how is it possible to ethically evaluate Indigenous programs. In Paper to the NARU Public Seminar Series, Darwin (Vol. 23).

Arnott, A., Guenther, J. and Cummings, E. 2010, Evaluation of the Northern Territory Targeted Family Support Service, Charles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning (SPiL) Consortium, Interim evaluation report for the NT Department of Health and Families. Darwin.

Arnott, A., Guenther, J., Davis, V., Foster, D. and Cummings, E. 2010, Evaluation of the Akeyulerre Healing Centre, Charles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning (SPiL) Consortium, Report to the NT Department of Health and Families. Darwin.

Williams, E., Cummings, E., Guenther, J. and Arnott, A. 2010,'I'm here to support you': Updated formative evaluation of the Remote Aboriginal Family and Community Program, Charles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning (SPiL) Research Consortium, Report for the NT Department of Health and Families. Darwin.

Guenther, Arnott, A., Murakami-Gold, L., Tumminello, R., & Shaw, W., 2008, Findings from the evaluation of the Safe Families Program, Northern Territory Government.

Guenther, J., Falk, I., Arnott, A., Lucardie, D & Spiers, H. (2008) Examining Learning Partnerships in northern Australia, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide.

Guenther, J, Falk, I, Arnott, A, Balatti, J, Black, S, Gunn, J, Borgelt, K, Churchill, J and Tyrell, A 2007, The role of VET in Welfare to Work, NCVER, Adelaide.

Learning Research Group and officers from The Department of Chief Minister 2007, Evaluation of the Northern Territory Government Domestic and Family Violence Strategies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin.

Falk,1., Guenther, J., Arnott, A., et al, NTCOSS 2004, Creating effective pathways to employment and training for the employment disadvantaged in the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University Learning Research group, Northern Territory Council of Social Service, Darwin.

Arnott, A., Wright, T., Roman, C., and Falk,1., 2004,Koobenuh Gnutbi: Evaluation of the Kigaruk Men's Leadership Development Program, OCPE, Darwin.

Arnott, A., Smallacombe, S., and Wallace, R., 2004 Australian Defence Force Cadets Indigenous Participation Project - Research and Evaluation, Australian Defence force, Canberra.

Arnott, A., Dunbar. T, Henry, J., Murakami-Gold, L., and Scrimgeour, M., 2003, CRCATH 1997-2003: Working towards change in Indigenous health research, CRC Aboriginal Health, Darwin.

Arnott, A.,Arbon, V., Ayre, M., Blohm, R., Grenfell, M., Wearne, G., 2002, Negotiating Work: the Indigenous labour market in the Northern Territory, NT Uniprint, Darwin.

Dunbar, T., Henry, J., Arnott, A., Mathews, S., and Scrimgeour, M., 2002, The Indigenous research Reform Agenda: implications for health research practice. LINKS Action Research Project, CRCATH Occasional Paper No.8, CRCATH Printing, Darwin.

Mathews, S., Arnott, A., Scrimgeour, M., Dunbar, T., Henry, J., and 2002, Institutions, CRCATH Occasional Paper No. 9, CRCATH Printing, Darwin.

Arnott, A., Dunbar, T., Henry, J., Mathews, S., and Scrimgeour, M., 2002, changing research agendas: Institutional reform- LINKS Action Research Project, CRCATH Occasional Paper No. 10,CRCATH Printing, Darwin.

Henry, J., Arnott, A., Dunbar, T., Mathews, S., and Scrimgeour, M., 2002, The Indigenous Research Reform Agenda: Promoting appropriate research methodologies. LINKS Action Research Project, CRCATH Occasional Paper No. 11, CRCATH Printing, Darwin.

Henry, J., Dunbar, T., Arnott, A., Scrimgeour, M., Matthews, S., Murakami-Gold, L., & Chamberlain, A. (2002). Indigenous research reform agenda: Rethinking research methodologies. Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health (CRC).

Henry, J., Dunbar, T., Arnott, A., Scrimgeour, M., Matthews, S., Murakami-Gold, L., & Chamberlain, A. (2002). Indigenouse research reform agenda: changing institutions. Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health (CRC).

Arnott, A. and Benson, R. 2001, Learning, change and sustainability: Exploring the learning processes of pastoralist stakeholders in the tropical savannas, a chapter in Falk, I. (ed) Learning to manage change, NCVER, Leabrook S.A.

Arnott, A. and Shaw, G. (Eds) 2001, Handbook for Non-formal Adult Education Facilitators, UNESCO PROAP, Bangkok.

Arnott, A., Benson, R., Crawford, K., Herbert, S., Leybourne, M. and Speirs, R., 2001, More than can be said: A study of pastoralists' learning, Zip Print, Darwin.

Arnott, A., Cameron, J. and Shaw, G. 1999, Initially it was survival: the study of a composite mode teaching and learning approach in rural and remote Australia, NT Uniprint, Darwin.

Arnott, A., Benson, R., Crawford, K, Leybourne, M., and White, S. 1999, Learning processes and the impact of change on pastoralists in the tropical savannas of Northern Australia, International Rangelands (refereed) Conference, Townsville.

Arnott, A. and Torres, P. 1998, Growing it up with the Community: An evaluation of the essential services maintenance operators pilot project, DEETYA, Aboriginal Affairs Department, Perth.

Arnott, A., Henry, J., Brabham, W., Clark, T., Ellis, B., and Torres, P. 1998, Informing New Apprenticeships through Indigenous specific training projects, DEETYA, Canberra (in publication).

Conference proceedings

Guenther, J. and Arnott, A. 2011. Legitimising evaluation for vocational learning: from bastard sibling to equal brother. AVETRA 14th Annual Conference: Research in VET: Janus –Reflecting back, projecting forward, Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria. 28-29 April 2011

Guenther, J., Arnott, A., Bartjen-Westerman, C., Haynes, L., Howard, R., Kalender, L. and Watkinson, J. 2010.Working with non-government organisations: dropping the defences and building bridges. Refereed paper for the Australasian Evaluation Society: Reflecting on Evaluation, Wellington, NZ. 1-3 September 2010

Guenther, J., Arnott, A., Davis, V., and Foster, D. 2010. Two know/edges working together. Refereed paper for the AUCEA 2010, 7th Annual Conference, Launceston. 5-7 July 2010, Australian University Community Engagement Alliance

Guenther, J., Williams, E. and Arnott, A. 2010. The politics of evaluation: evidence-based policy or policy-based evidence. NARU public seminar series, Darwin. 30 November 2010.

Guenther, J. and Arnott, A., 2009, Evaluation of the Northern Territory Differential Response Pilot Project, Social Partnerships in Learning consortium, Charles Darwin University, Darwin.

Arnott, A., Cummings, E. and Guenther, J., 2009, Final Evaluation report for the Safe Places Program, Charles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning Consortium, Darwin

Arnott, A, Guenther, J and Williams, E., 2009, Towards an investment framework to reduce family violence in the Northern Territory, Volume 1, Social Partnerships in Learning consortium, Charles Darwin University, Darwin.

Arnott, A, Guenther, J, Tumminello, Rand Murakami-Gold, L,2009, Findings from the evaluation of the Behaviour Change Program, Charles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning Consortium, Darwin.

Guenther, J., Arnott, A., Murakami-Gold L., & Tumminello, R.,2008, Findings from the evaluation of the Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program, Charles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning Consortium, Darwin.

Arnott, A., Tumminello, R., Guenther, J. 2008, Case Study: Family Support Package: with particular reference to the expansion of Safe Houses and Child Protection Services- A Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) Measure, Charles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning Consortium, 6 March 2009,Darwin.

Wearne, G, Guenther, J, Arnott, A and Tumminello, R,2008, Findings from the evaluation of the Raypirri Rom project, Charles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning Consortium, Darwin.

Arnott, A., Guenther, J, Murakami-Gold L., & Tumminello, R. 2008, Findings from the evaluation of the lid an gudbalawei (Peace at Home) Program, Charles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning Consortium,6 March 2009, Darwin.

Crawford, H. K., Leybourne, M. L., & Arnott, A. (2000, January). How we Ensured Rigor from a Multi-site, Multi-discipline, Multi-researcher Study. In Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research (Vol. 1, No. 1).

Arnott, A. and Benson, R. 1998, Learning processes of pastoralist stakeholders in the tropical savannas: research in progress, a paper presented at the CRLRA conference, Launceston, June.

Arnott, A. and Henry, J. 1998, VET research through partnerships with stakeholders, a paper presented at the AVETRA conference, February, Sydney.

Dr Allan Arnott

Contacts

T: +61 8 8946 6051
E: allan.arnott@cdu.edu.au

Macleay Island QLD