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 Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University. Her expertise is in the multidisciplinary and collaborative uses of research and evaluation to enhance social, environmental, cultural and economic capabilities in Australian and international societies. Judith has an emerging interest in realist philosophy and creative interventions as means to understand, inform and support social, educational and economic participation. Based in Alice Springs she is a member of the Realist Research Evaluation and Learning Initiative (RREALI) undertaking national and international research and evaluation. She leads projects that initiate problem solving and innovation through the multidisciplinary Studio360 portfolio.

Research Interests

  • 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. (2016). Key Factors in the Attraction and Retention of Local Remote Staff in Northern Australia. In Proceedings of the Developing Northern Australia Conference (pp. 23-32). Darwin, Australia: Association for Sustainability in Business Inc..

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

Lovell, J., & Wallace, K. (2019). Intersections: Art and Narrative in Intercultural and Educational Research. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 40(1), 100-117. https://doi.org/10.10890/07256868.2018.1552568

Lovell, J. (2018). Research for social impact and the contra-ethic of national frameworks. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social contexts, 2018(23), 92-105. https://doi.org/10.18793/LCJ2018.23.08

Lovell, J., & Wallace, K. (2018). The making of Monstrous Breaches: An ethical global visual narrative. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social contexts, 2018(23), 116-124. https://doi.org/10.18793/LCJ2018.23.10

Lovell, J. (Ed.) (2016). Synthesis and Integration, CRC for Remote Economic Participation, Ninti One; and Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social contexts, 19, 2-5. https://doi.org/10.18793/LCJ2016.19.01

Dockery AM, J., & Lovell, J. (2016). Far removed: An insight into the labour markets of remote communities in central Australia. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 19(3), 145-174.

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., Guenther, J., & Zoellner, D. (2015). Northern Australian Aspirations. Research Briefs, (07), 1-12.

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. (2016). Innovative niches, regime trajectories and mixed-market landscapes in sparsely populated areas of Australia. Australia and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics: Thriving through transformation: Local to global sustainability, NSW, Australia. 19-23 October 2015.

Lovell, J. (2016). Continuing from where we left off: communicating complexity-imagination and information. Visualising Top End Research 2016 Conference, Darwin, Australia. 8-10 September 2016.

Lovell, J. (2015). Thriving Through Transformation : Local to Global Sustainability. Armidale: ANZSEE Conference, University of New England, 23 p.

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.

Monograph/Working Papers

Lovell, J. (2017). Central Australian native plant business literature and research synthesis. (pp. 1-41). (Ninti One Working Paper; Vol. NW, No. 003). Alice Springs, Australia: Ninti One Limited.

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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