Cat Street

MPH, B(Phys)

PhD Candidate

Cat Street has worked in policy and program planning, development and evaluation in health, education and housing settings in the NT and internationally. She is passionate about integrating systems thinking and complexity theory into her work, and places high value on understanding and reaching consensus amongst diverse perspectives to achieve positive outcomes. She has a particular interest in evaluation and learning processes to be able to do this.

Cat Street has decided to enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program to further develop some research that she was involved with at CDU in 2017. She continues to be guided by the project Reference Group for the design, analysis and dissemination of her PhD research.

PhD Project Title

Examining definitions of ‘success’ in Indigenous higher education policy in the Northern Territory.

Research Interests

  1. Systems thinking and complexity
  2. Evaluation
  3. Indigenous Affairs policy
  4. Educational theory
  5. Indigenous engagement

Supervisors

Professor Ruth Wallace, Principal (College of Indigenous Futures, Arts & Society, Charles Darwin University)
Professor James Smith, Menzies School of Public Health Research
Associate Professor John Guenther, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
Professor Steven Larkin, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

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Publications & Resources

Journal Articles

Street, C., Guenther, J., Smith, J., Robertson, K., Motlap, S., Ludwig, W., & Gillan, K. (2018). A historical overview of responses to Indigenous higher education policy in the NT: Progress or procrastination? Australian Universities’ Review 60(2), pp. 38-48.

Street, C., Guenther, J., Smith, J., Robertson, K., Motlap, S., Ludwig, W., Gillan, K., Woodroffe, T. & Ober, R. (2017). The evolution of Indigenous higher education in the Northern Territory: A narrative review of policy influence and impact. International Studies in Widening Participation 4(2), pp.32-51.

Conference Proceedings

Street, C., & Smith, J., & Stewart, A. (2017). Messy work: combining participatory action research and developmental evaluation in remote Northern Territory communities. 2017 Australasian Evaluation Society Conference, Canberra, September 2017.

Street, C., & Shannon, V. (2016). The Whole of Community Engagement initiative research and evaluation process: both ways, together. Indigenous Leadership Conference, Darwin, November 2016.

Street, C., (2015). Positive living in a patriarchal and predominantly Muslim society: coping strategies of women living with HIV in Bangladesh, International Conference on Migration, Social Disadvantage and Health, Melbourne, February 2015.

Reports

Street, C., Smith, J., Robertson, K., Ludwig, W. & Guenther, J. (2018). Northern Territory Indigenous Higher Education Policy Review: Final Report. Prepared for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Street, C., Smith, J., Stewart, A., & Girard, A. (2017). Whole of Community Engagement Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. Prepared for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Cat Street

Contacts

T: 0419 125 378
E: catherine.street@nt.gov.au

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