Dr Lisa Watts

Community Engagement Leader
Dr Lisa Watts

About Lisa

Dr Lisa Watts (MA (hons), PhD) has worked in the remote Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory for thirty years, specialising in applied research across education, political ecology, social and emotional wellbeing, community development and social enterprise. In 2000 at Charles Darwin University, Lisa co-authored, the first joint masters in an Australian University and possibly the world with Simon Fisher, a Warlpiri leader from Yuendumu. In 2009, Lisa completed her doctoral studies at the University of Melbourne in political ecology, which focussed on Indigenous access to perennial water sources on leased lands. She has worked on a number of engagement projects, collaborating with multi-government stakeholders, institutions and agencies, the Warlpiri, Anmatyerre peoples and the Yugul Mangi collective, influencing policy on water management.

In earlier years, Lisa facilitated the establishment of the Central Australian Stolen Generations & Families Aboriginal Corporation (CASG&FAC) based in Alice Springs NT. She has edited a vast range of publications while contributing to its research, including The Indomitable Miss Pink by Julie Marcus. Lisa is also an accomplished film producer, writer, director and producer of three films screened nationally and internationally Sammy Butcher: Out of the Shadows, Mer Rrkwer-akert (Brooks Soak Country) and Big Name No Blanket, which attained National Documentary Program statusand received a jury award from the FIFO International Documentary Festival, Tahiti.

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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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