Geoffrey Shannon

Indigenous Education Community Researcher
Geoffrey Shannon

About Geoffrey

I was born on the first of August 1956 at Phillip Creek Mission. I did my pre-school and primary school education at Warrabri Settlement. In 1970, 71, 72 I attended Kormilda College in Darwin. In 1973, I attended 1st year high school at Darwin High.Mid -September 1973, transferred to Yirara College in Alice Springs. I completed my year 12 internal matriculation in 1978.

I was an Assistant teacher (cat. 1) in 1979 and 1980 based in Yirara College, Alice Springs. Then I studied Assistant Teacher training at B.I.I.T.E in 1981,1983 and 1985. In 1982 and 1984, I taught as an assistant teacher at Yirara. In 1986, I was a student at Darwin Institute of Technology which is now Charles Darwin University. I studied for twelve months, in the teacher education program. At the end of 1986 I graduated from a Diploma of Teaching.

Since then, I have worked in different fields:

1987 — Worked as a teacher at Ali-curang—Principal in Training.
1993 — Voluntary worker on Julalikari Night Patrol.
1994—98 - Assistant administration Officer at Anyinginyi Health while studying at Curtin University.
1999—2001 - Worked in Julalikari Night Patrol.
2000-2002 - MENTAL HEALTH Cert. 3 Lecturer at BIITE.
2003—2004 - Day patrol Officer with Julalikari.
2005—2006 - Mens liaison Officer
2007—2008 - Project coordinator for the Ready for School Initiative
2008—Current - Community Cultural Advisor and Liasion Officer at Julalikari


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Djuwalpi Marika

Djuwalpi Marika

Community Co-Rresearcher
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Aurelie Girard

Aurelie Girard

Project Coordinator
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Valda Shannon

Valda Shannon

Community Researcher
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Simon Fisher

Simon Fisher

Community Research Leader
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Dr Eliani Boton

Dr Eliani Boton

Mentor and Engagement Officer (2016)
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Yalmay Yunupingu

Yalmay Yunupingu

Community Co-Researcher
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Jimmy Langdon

Jimmy Langdon

Male Mentor in Community Education Engagement
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Seraine Namundja

Seraine Namundja

Community Liaison Officer
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Keresi Motonicocoka

Keresi Motonicocoka

Administration and Finance Officer
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Assoc. Prof James Smith

Assoc. Prof James Smith

Program Manager
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Millie Olcay

Millie Olcay

Community Engagement Leader
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Rosemary Gundjarranbuy

Rosemary Gundjarranbuy

Manager - Yalu Marŋgithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation
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Dean Yibarbuk

Dean Yibarbuk

Mentor and Engagement Officer
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Dr Bronwyn Rossingh

Dr Bronwyn Rossingh

Community Engagement Leader
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Cat Street

Cat Street

Evaluation Coordinator
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Geoffrey Shannon

Geoffrey Shannon

Indigenous Education Community Researcher
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Elizabeth Katakarinja

Elizabeth Katakarinja

Community co-researcher & facilitator in Education Engagement
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Dr Lisa Watts

Dr Lisa Watts

Community Engagement Leader
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Professor Steven Larkin

Professor Steven Larkin

Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership (2009-2016)
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Allison Stewart

Allison Stewart

Strategic Priority Projects Manager
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Beulah Mewura Munyarryun

Beulah Mewura Munyarryun

Mentor - Yalu Marŋgithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation
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Dr Terry Moore

Dr Terry Moore

Teacher Liaison's Leader (2016)
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Donna Stephens

Donna Stephens

Teacher Liaison's Leader (2015), Digital Strategy Advisor (2016)
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Dr Anne Lowell

Dr Anne Lowell

Evaluation & Research Advisor
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David Scholz

David Scholz

Mentor and Community Engagment (2016)
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Dr Elaine L. Maypilama

Dr Elaine L. Maypilama

Community Research Leader
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Dr Matalena Tofa

Dr Matalena Tofa

Mentor and Enrichment Officer (2014-2015)
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Cedric Egan

Cedric Egan

Education Team Leader (2015-2016)
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Peta Fraser

Peta Fraser

Mentor and Enrichment Officer (2014-2016)
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Gabrielle Egan

Gabrielle Egan

Education Team Leader (2015)
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Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Mentor and Enrichment Officer (2014-2015)
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Kaade Green

Kaade Green

Mentor (2015)
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Serina Namarnyilk

Serina Namarnyilk

Mentor (2015)
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30 January 2017

Whole of Community Engagement Initiative

Whole of Community Engagement Initiative

The Whole of Community Engagement (WCE) initiative has been operating through the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership at Charles Darwin University for the past two and half years.

23 January 2017

Evaluating WCE

We have been working hard with our partners and stakeholders to get feedback and to document and share our key findings and achievements.

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