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Robyn Eversole

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Robyn Eversole

Robyn Eversole

Director, Institute for Regional Development

Room D209Cradle Coast Campus

+61 3 6430 4519 (phone)

Robyn.Eversole@utas.edu.au

Associate Professor Robyn Eversole studies development issues and processes in Australia and internationally. She is an anthropologist whose research crosses disciplines to address practical development issues. Much of her work has focused on linking the research and teaching roles of universities to the needs and opportunities in rural and regional communities.

The author of Knowledge Partnering for Community Development (Routledge, 2015) and Regional Development in Australia (Routledge, 2016), Robyn has worked in Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region and across rural and regional Australia. Her research explores the real-world cultural and social settings where development happens. She has published extensively on participatory development, poverty, community engagement, development governance, local economic development and social enterprise.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (Anthropology)(1998), 'Little Business, Big Dreams: Households, Production, and Growth in a Small Bolivian City', McGill University, Canada
  • MA (Anthropology) (1995), 'Rural Weavers in Southern Bolivia: A Development Project Case Study', McGill University, Canada
  • BA (Anthropology) (summa cum laude) (1993), Trinity University, USA

Languages (other than English)

Robyn is fluent in spoken and written Spanish. She also speaks and reads French and some Quechua.

Biography

Robyn is originally from West Virginia, USA. Her post-PhD career commenced in international development practice working for international NGOs, USAID, and European Commission projects. Her first academic appointment was in 2000 in Western Australia as a research fellow in regional and rural development. She has since worked in three university-based regional development bodies in three different Australian states, while retaining an active research involvement in Latin America.

In 2010 she was named a University of Tasmania Rising Star, in 2011 she was appointed Director of the Institute for Regional Development at the University of Tasmania, and in 2015 she was appointed a Fellow of the Comparative Research Program on Poverty (CROP) by the International Social Science Council (Bergen, Norway), and was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK, in 2015.

Research Themes

Robyn's research contributes to the University of Tasmania's strengths in Creativity, Culture and Society, and to the university's focus on interdisciplinary, innovative solutions-focused research. Her numerous applied research projects conducted in partnership with industry, government and community organisations, in direct response to their needs and concerns, have contributed to understanding social change and building resilience on the ground in rural and regional communities.

Robyn has also supervised a suite of innovative, practice-based PhD projects tackling rural disadvantage, community empowerment, and local economic and social development, strengthening high-level research capacity in Tasmania and in other regions around the world.

Her cutting-edge research and writing on knowledge partnering as a development approach, emerging from nearly two decades of on-the-ground work with communities and organisations in Australia and Latin America, show the practical power of strategic knowledge-sharing to construct mutually beneficial development outcomes.

Memberships

Professional practice

Administrative expertise

Robyn is experienced at managing multi-partner research projects and overseeing rural and regionally based research programs, including building new research and coursework programs in rural and low-volume markets.

Teaching

Regional development, community development, anthropology, participatory development, development practice

Teaching expertise

Robyn established the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Development and the Graduate Certificate in Regional Innovation at the University of Tasmania.

Robyn has designed and coordinates a number of undergraduate and postgraduate units including:

  • BAA524 Regional Development Theory and Practice
  • BAA525 Community Development Theory and Practice
  • BAA526 Development Practice Across Cultures
  • XBR202 Working with Communities

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Expertise

  • Participatory development
  • Community development
  • Regional development
  • Development governance
  • Industry development
  • Local economies
  • Microenterprise and microfinance
  • NGOs
  • Social enterprise

Awards

  • 2016: Allegra–Sapiens Award for Public Anthropology.
  • 2010: Named a University of Tasmania Rising Star.
  • 2010: University of Tasmania Community Engagement Award.
  • 2010: Journal of Place Management and Development (JPMD) paper of the year award.
  • 2006: RMIT University Publications Award for the Design and Social Context Portfolio.

Fields of Research

  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Anthropology of Development (160101)
  • Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology (160104)
  • Anthropology (160199)
  • Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
  • Economic Development Policy (160505)
  • Horticultural Production (070699)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Farming Systems Research (070107)
  • Entrepreneurship (150304)
  • Population Trends and Policies (160305)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (120599)
  • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services (159999)
  • Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
  • Aged Care Nursing (111001)
  • Studies in Human Society (169999)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079999)
  • Rural Sociology (160804)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Forestry Sciences (070599)
  • Community Planning (120501)
  • Agronomy (070302)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Demography (160399)
  • Environmental Politics (160605)
  • Research, Science and Technology Policy (160511)
  • Economic Development and Growth (140202)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education (130108)
  • Animal Production (070299)
  • Organisation and Management Theory (150310)
  • Urban and Regional Economics (140218)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Environment Policy (160507)
  • Applied Economics (140299)

Research Objectives

  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Employment Patterns and Change (940501)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Management and Productivity (910499)
  • Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare (940111)
  • Work and Institutional Development (940599)
  • Management (910402)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare (940102)
  • Vegetables (820215)
  • Social Class and Inequalities (940116)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Technological and Organisational Innovation (910406)
  • Government and Politics (940299)
  • Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services (940117)
  • Children's/Youth Services and Childcare (940105)
  • Ageing and Older People (940103)
  • Productivity (excl. Public Sector) (910404)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Workforce Transition and Employment (939908)
  • Animal Production and Animal Primary Products (839999)
  • Economic Growth (910103)
  • Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection (960605)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • School/Institution Policies and Development (930403)
  • Pacific Peoples Development and Welfare (940115)
  • Navy (810108)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Human Capital Issues (910202)
  • Gender and Sexualities (940113)
  • Beef Cattle (830301)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Land Stewardship (960704)
  • Time Use, Unpaid Work and Volunteering (940503)
  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
  • Disability and Functional Capacity (920403)
  • Commercial Services and Tourism (909999)
  • Communication Across Languages and Culture (950201)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • Regional Planning (870103)
  • Consumption (910201)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health (920301)
  • Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices) (860108)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)

Publications

Total publications

88

Journal Article

(48 outputs)
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2015Eversole R, Coates L, Wells D, 'Rural development from the ground up: agro-food initiatives in Tasmania', Development in Practice, 25, (5) pp. 703-714. ISSN 0961-4524 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2015.1047325 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Coates L; Wells D

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2015Hiruy K, Eversole R, 'NGOs and African Grassroots Community Organisations in Australia', Third Sector Review, 21, (1) pp. 143-159. ISSN 1323-9163 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hiruy K

2014Eversole R, Johnson M, 'Migrant remittances and household development: an anthropological analysis', Development studies research, 1, (1) pp. 1-15. ISSN 2166-5095 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/21665095.2014.903808 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Eversole R, Barraket J, Luke B, 'Social enterprises in rural community development', Community Development Journal, 49, (2) pp. 245-261. ISSN 0010-3802 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/cdj/bst030 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 6

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2014Eversole R, McCall T, 'Constructing advantage in the Cradle Coast region, Tasmania: knowledge partnering as a regional development platform approach', Regional Science policy and practice, 6, (3) pp. 251-263. ISSN 1757-7802 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/rsp3.12038 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McCall T

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2013Eversole R, 'Social enterprises as local development actors: Insights from Tasmania', Local Economy, 28, (6) pp. 567-579. ISSN 0269-0942 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0269094213496753 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2013Luke B, Barraket J, Eversole R, 'Measurement as legitimacy versus legitimacy of measures: Performance evaluation of social enterprise', Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 10, (3-4) pp. 234-258. ISSN 1176-6093 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/QRAM-08-2012-0034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

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2013Miles M, Verreynne ML, Luke B, Eversole R, Barracket J, 'The relationship of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Vincentian Values and economic and social performance in social enterprise', Review of Business, 33, (2) pp. 91-102. ISSN 0034-6454 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2012Eversole R, 'Remaking participation: challenges for community development practice', Community Development Journal , 47, (1) pp. 29-41. ISSN 1468-2656 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/cdj/bsq033 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 38

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2012Hiruy K, Eversole R, 'Participation at the coalface: translating local knowledges and institutions in post-war Tigray, North Ethiopia', Community Development Journal: an international forum, 48, (2) Article bss038. ISSN 0010-3802 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/cdj/bss038 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Hiruy K

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2011Titterton M, Eversole R, Lyall J, 'The use of knowledge partnering as an extension strategy in adaptation to climate variability', Extension Farming Systems Journal, 7, (2) pp. 1-6. ISSN 1833-2048 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Titterton M; Lyall J

2011Eversole R, 'Community agency and community engagement: re-theorising participation in governance', Journal of Public Policy, 31, (1) pp. 51-71. ISSN 0143-814X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0143814X10000206 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 21

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2010Eversole R, Shaw J, 'Remittance flows and their use in households: a comparative study of Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines', Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 19, (2) pp. 175 - 202. ISSN 0117-1968 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/011719681001900201 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

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2010Eversole R, 'Empowering Institutions: Indigenous Lessons and Policy Perils', Development, 53, (1) pp. 77-82. ISSN 1011-6370 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1057/dev.2009.81 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2009Eversole R, 'Five rivers and where they meet (cross-disciplinary reflections on development, policy and place)', Journal of Place Management and Development, 2, (2) pp. 95-108. ISSN 1753-8335 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/17538330910975847 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2008Allison J, Eversole R, 'A new direction for regional university campuses: catalyzing innovation in place ', Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 21, (2) pp. 95-109. ISSN 1351-1610 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13511610802214321 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Allison J

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2008Eversole R, 'Development in Motion: what to think about migration?', Development in Practice, 18, (1) pp. 94-99. ISSN 0961-4524 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09614520701778892 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2008Eversole R, 'Engaging Communities: A Critical Perspective on Public Participation in Australia', Politica, 40, (3) pp. 299-315 . ISSN 0105-0710 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2007Eversole R, 'Rural youth and multimedia: an interagency approach', Youth Studies Australia, 26, (4) pp. 29-36. ISSN 1038-2569 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Eversole R, 'Making us Marketable: Reframing Poverty Through CED, Ethnodevelopment and Women's Microenterprise', International Journal of Business and Glovalisation, 1, (3) pp. 357-368. ISSN 1753-3627 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2007.015054 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2007Eversole R, Brumby S, Jack E, 'Toward responsive community services: consumer participation in rural counselling service', Rural Social Work and Community Practice, 12, (1) pp. 15-22. ISSN 1833-3060 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2006Eversole R, 'Heritage and Regional Development: A Process and Outcomes Typology', Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 12, (3) pp. 303-312. ISSN 1038-2569 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006Eversole R, 'Crafting Development in Bolivia', Journal of International Development, 18, (7) pp. 945-955. ISSN 0954-1748 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jid.1297 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

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2006Eversole R, Martin J, 'Jobs in the Bush: Global Industries and Inclusive Rural Development', Social Policy and Administration, 40, (6) pp. 692-704. ISSN 0144-5596 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9515.2006.00527.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9

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2006Eversole R, Scholfield K, 'Governance in the gaps: inter-agency action in a rural town', Rural Society, 16, (3) pp. 320-328. ISSN 1037-1656 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2005Eversole R, Routh R, 'Bridging Social Divides? Using Collaborative Research as an Anti-Poverty Tool', Development in Practice, 15, (5) pp. 631-642. ISSN 0961-4524 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09614520500128661 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

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2005Eversole R, 'Challenging the Creative Class: Innovation, Creative Regions and Community Development', Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 11, (3) pp. 353 - 362. ISSN 1324-0935 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Eversole R, 'The Development Players: Nationally Important Industry and Regional Economic Change', Local Global: identity, security, community, 1 pp. 90-108. ISSN 1832-6919 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Eversole R, Martin J, 'Attending 'Sheepvention': Culture, Identity and Rural Events', Rural Society, 15, (2) pp. 148-164. ISSN 1037-1656 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Eversole R, Martin J, 'Bridging the Development Gap: Community and Industry Development in Rural Australia', Sustaining Regions, 5, (1) pp. 23-31. ISSN 1446-2974 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Eversole R, 'Whose Vision, Whose Rules? A Culture and Development Typology', Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 26, (2) pp. 295-308. ISSN 0225-5189 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

2005Eversole R, Routh R, Ridgeway L, 'University, Community and Social Change: A Research Partnership Case Study', New Community Quarterly, 3, (1) pp. 34-37. ISSN 1448-0336 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Eversole R, 'Creative Regions and the Market: Art, Culture and Regional Development', Double Dialogues, (3) EJ ISSN 1447-9591 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2004Eversole R, 'Social Profits? Non Profit Organisations in Market Culture', New Community Quarterly, 2, (3) pp. 21-25. ISSN 1448-0336 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Eversole R, 'Change Makers? Women's Microenterprises in a Bolivian City', Gender, Work and Organization, 11, (2) pp. 123-142. ISSN 0968-6673 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2004.00225.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

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2004Eversole R, Routh R, Ridgeway L, 'Crime and Violence Prevention in an Urban Indigenous Community', Environment and Urbanization, 16, (2) pp. 73-81. ISSN 0956-2478 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1630/0956247042309973 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2003Eversole R, 'Migration and Resource Access: View From a Quechua Barrio', Migration Letters, 2, (2) pp. 93-100. ISSN 1741-8984 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Eversole R, 'Managing the Pitfalls of Participatory development: Some Reflections from Australia', World Development, 31, (5) pp. 781-795. ISSN 0305-750X (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0305-750X(03)00018-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 69Web of Science - 57

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2003Eversole R, 'From the Shop Floor: Microenterprise Development in a Bolivian City', Urban Anthropology, 32, (3-4) pp. 377-423. ISSN 0894-6019 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Eversole R, 'Help, Risk and Deceit - Microentrepreneurs Talk about Microfinance', Journal of International Development, 15, (2) pp. 179-188. ISSN 0954-1748 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jid.972 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15

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2003Eversole R, 'Value-Adding Community? Community Economic Development in Theory and Practice', Rural Society, 13, (1) pp. 72-86. ISSN 1037-1656 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Eversole R, 'My Business Pays Me: Labourers and Entrepreneurs Among the Self-Employed Poor in Latin America', Bulletin of Latin American Research, 22, (1) pp. 102-116. ISSN 0261-3050 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1470-9856.00066 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

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2003Eversole R, 'Work on the Edge, Enterprise and Employment Between City and Countryside', Anthropology of Work Review, 23, (3-4) pp. 20-25. ISSN 0883-024X (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2002Eversole R, 'Balancing Act: Business and Household in a Small Bolivian City', Development in Practice, 12, (5) pp. 589-601. ISSN 0961-4524 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Eversole R, 'The Chocolates of Sucre, Stories of a Bolivian Industry', Enterprise and Society, 3, (2) pp. 209-246. ISSN 1467-2227 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/es/3.2.209 [eCite] [Details]

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2001Eversole R, 'Exploring NGOs: Civil Society and Development', Bolivian Studies, 9 pp. 86-110. ISSN 1234-1234 (2001) [Non Refereed Article]

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2001Eversole R, 'Keeping Youth In Communities: Education and Out-Migration in the South West', Rural Society, 11, (2) pp. 85-98. ISSN 1037-1656 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2000Eversole R, 'Beyond Microcredit - The Trickle Up Program', Small Enterprise Development, 11, (1) pp. 45-58. ISSN 0957-1329 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Eversole R, 'Knowledge Partnering for Community Development', Routledge, 2 Park Square Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, pp. 181. ISBN 978-1-138-02561-5 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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2015Eversole R, 'Regional development in Australia: being regional', Routledge, New York, pp. 159. ISBN 9781138920200 (2015) [Authored Other Book]

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2005Eversole R, Martin J, 'Participation and Governance in Regional development', Ashgate Publishing Limited & Ashgate Publishing Company, pp. 295. ISBN 0-7546-4584-3 (2005) [Edited Book]

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2005Eversole R, McNeish JA, Cimadamore A, 'Indigenous Peoples & Poverty', Zed Books, pp. 311. ISBN 1-84277-679-7 (2005) [Edited Book]

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2003Eversole R, 'Here to Help, NGOs Combating Poverty in Latin America', M.E. Sharpe , New York, pp. 252. ISBN 0765611066 (2003) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Duniam M, Eversole R, 'Social enterprises in rural community governance: Evidence from Tasmania', Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance: Self-organization and Participation in Public Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing, J Edelenbos & I van Meerkerk (ed), United States, pp. 298-316. ISBN 9781783479061 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4337/9781783479078 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Duniam M

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2015Eversole R, 'Engaging Communities: Common Pitfalls, Uncommon Opportunities', Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Contemporary Perspectives, Pearson Malaysia, M Nejati, A Quazi & A Amran (ed), Malaysia, pp. 99-108. ISBN 978-967-349-672-3 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Eversole R, 'Social enterprise as counterwork: Building a new development paradigm', Social entrepreneurship and Enterprise: Concepts in context, Tilde University Press, H Douglas & S Grant (ed), Prahran, Victoria, pp. 324-341. ISBN 978-0-7346-1181-9 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Brumby S, Eversole R, Scholfield K, Watt L, 'Rural youth and multimedia: An interagency approach', Adolescent Wellbeing: Trends, Issues and Prospects, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, J-F, D Pullen & A Carroll (ed), Hobart, Australia, pp. 269-278. ISBN 9781875236657 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Eversole R, 'Solving Poverty for Yourself: Micro-Enterprise Development, Microfinance and Migration', Micro- Enterprises- Perspectives and Experiences , Icfai University Press, Sridhar Krishna (ed), Hyderbad, India, pp. 10. ISBN 978-81-314-1924-3 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Eversole R, 'Quyen', Towns in Time 2001 Analysis: Population change in Victoria's towns and rural areas, 1981 - 2001: Incorporation the Study of Small towns in Victoria revisited., Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment, No (ed), Melbourne, pp. 121 - 136. ISBN 1-74152-4180 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Eversole R, 'Women Working Away: Female Labour Migration in Asia and the Pacific', Women and Work 2005: Current RMIT University Research, RMIT Publishing, No (ed), Melbourne, pp. 23-41. ISBN 1921166274 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Eversole R, 'Remittances as a Development Option: Framework of Key Issues', Remittances, Microfinance, and Development: Building the Links, Foundation for Development Cooperation, Judith Shaw (ed), Brisbane, pp. 12 - 25. ISBN 0958672873 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Adhikari RP, Bonney L, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Creating regional Australia's future: development of CED framework', 29th Annual SEAANZ Conference, 10-12 August 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-17. (2016) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13408.69122 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Adhikari RP; Bonney L; Woods M; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A

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2009Poot AC, Oerlemans IK, Hawkins CJ, Eversole R, 'Supporting Learning Partnerships Through the Use of ePortfolios', Teaching Matters 2009, 2009, University of Tasmania, pp. 1-10. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Poot AC; Oerlemans IK; Hawkins CJ

2008Eversole R, Hawkins CJ, 'What do I know how to do? Piloting the 'Student ePortfolio' as a reflective learning tool in the Bachelor of Regional Resource Management course', Exploring Possiblilities for Practice, 4th November, 2008, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 2 - 17. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hawkins CJ

2006Eversole R, Scholfield K, 'Clockwork and Network: Getting Things Done in a Rural Town', AUCEA 2006 Proceedings, 25 - 27 September 2006, Melbourne Park Function Centre, pp. 2 - 7. (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Eversole R, 'Challenging the Creative Class: Innovation, 'Creative Regions' and Community Development', 29th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association International - Australia and New Zealand Section Inc., 27-30 September 2005, Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand EJ (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Eversole R, 'The Competitive Advantage of Towns: Transaction Costs and Innovation in Rural Service Town', Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns, 11 - 13 July, 2005, Bendigo, pp. 13. ISBN 1920948848 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Adhikari R, Harwood A, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Policy brief: Darling Down and South West Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Adhikari R; Harwood A; Woods M; Clark S; Coates L; Bonney L

2017Coates L, Adhikari R, Woods M, Clark S, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Barossa Yorke & Mid-North Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Adhikari R; Woods M; Clark S; Harwood A; Bonney L

2017Coates L, Eversole R, Woods M, Adhikari R, Clark S, et al., 'Policy brief: Policy Opportunities', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Woods M; Adhikari R; Clark S; Harwood A; Bonney L

2017Coates L, Harwood A, Woods M, Clark S, Adhikari R, et al., 'Policy brief: Murraylands and Riverland Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Harwood A; Woods M; Clark S; Adhikari R; Bonney L

2017Coates L, Woods M, Clark S, Adhikari R, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Northern Inland Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Woods M; Clark S; Adhikari R; Harwood A; Bonney L

2017Woods M, Adhikari RP, Clark S, Coates L, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Innovation in Regions', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Woods M; Adhikari RP; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Bonney L

2017Bonney L, Woods M, Adhikari R, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Policy brief: EVAD framework', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Woods M; Adhikari R; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A

2016Adhikari R, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Regional Comparisons of Drivers and Constraints', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Adhikari R; Woods M; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Bonney L

2015Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles M, Woods M, 'Accounting for agriculture in place-based frameworks for regional development: A value assessment and development framework and toolbox for building constructed advantage in agriculture-based regions', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, RIRDC Pub No. 15/002 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles A; Miles M; Woods M

2014Eyles K, Wild A, Eversole R, 'Retirement living in Tasmania: Expanding choices, informing decisions', Institute for Regional Development, University of Tasmania (2014) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Eyles K; Wild A

2014Eyles KJ, Eversole R, Broun DJ, 'West Coast: Place Based Workforce Planning Project: Final Report', Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations and the Cradle Coast Authority (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Eyles KJ; Broun DJ

2014Eyles KJ, Eversole R, Broun DJ, 'West Coast: Place Based Workforce Planning Project', Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations and the Cradle Coast Authority (2014) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Eyles KJ; Broun DJ

2014Eyles KJ, Wild AL, Eversole R, 'Retirement Living in Tasmania: Expanding choices, informing decisions', Institute for Regional Development, University of Tasmania (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Eyles KJ; Wild AL

2014Woodburn V, Bonney L, Castles AK, Eversole R, Miles MP, et al., 'Promoting agriculture in north west Tasmania - RIRDC report summary', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles AK; Miles MP; Woods M

2013Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles M, Woods M, 'A State of the Region Report for North West Tasmania: Accounting for agriculture in place - based frameworks for regional development', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-34 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles A; Miles M; Woods M

2013Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles M, Woods M, 'A Regional Agricultural Development Strategy for North West Tasmania: Accounting for agriculture in place ‐ based frameworks for regional development', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-53 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles A; Miles M; Woods M

2013Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles MP, Woods M, 'Strengthening the Role of Agriculture in the North West Region of Tasmania: Issues and Approaches: Accounting for agriculture in place - based frameworks for regional development', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-37 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Castles A; Miles MP; Woods M

2011Wells D, Eversole R, 'Developing new market opportunities in SE Asia for Tasmanian viegetables and developing supply chain models for industry', Commonwealth of Australia acting through the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra, Australia, Project No: 100853 (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wells D

2010Wells David, Eversole R, Coates L, 'M4R - Markets for the Region - Baseline Study Report : Learning from the Assessing Market Opportunities in SE Asia for Tasmanian Vegetables Project', TIAR Vegetable Centre and the Institute for Regional Development (IRD) (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wells David; Coates L

Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Adhikar R, Bonney L, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Creating regional Australia's future: development of a community entrepreneurship development (CED) framework', Best Practical Orientation Paper Award at 2016 National Small Business Conference, 10-12 August 2016, Melbourne, Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand, Australia (2016) [Award]

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Co-authors: Adhikar R; Bonney L; Woods M; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A

2007Eversole R, 'Urban Micro: reflections on a decade of microenterprise development in a Bolivian city', Journal of Latin American Urban Studies, Department of History, St. John's University, Jamaica, 8, pp. 17-33. (2007) [Magazine Article]

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Grants & Funding

Robyn’s funded research applies anthropological approaches to challenge and extend mainstream understandings of development, both in ‘rural and regional’ Australia and in ‘developing areas’ overseas. Her many projects, across three continents, have been co-designed with government, industry, community, and international bodies to generate real impacts for communities and regions.  She has actively promoted and modelled cross-disciplinary collaboration to achieve innovative responses to practical development issues.  Most recently, she was awarded a grant through the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Council on Australia Latin America Relations ($56,370) to establish the Sustainable Regions Applied Research Network with South America.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

13

Total funding

$2,661,702

Projects

Intensification of beef cattle production in upland cropping systems in North West Vietnam (2017 - 2021)$1,898,258
Description
The project will develop and implement strategies and techniques to transform unsustainable extensive livestock production to intensive market oriented production and improve profitability of smallholder beef farmers in North West Vietnam. The research will adopt a whole farm systems analysis approach to integrate livestock production systems with intensive and expanding crop production systems.
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($1,724,210)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ives SW; Bonney L; Eversole R; Adhikari RP; Nicetic O; Cuong VC; Huyen LTT; Hung PV; Quang NH; Lan DD; Xuan CTT; Duteurtre G
Period
2017 - 2021
Regional Research Network (2016)$6,901
Description
Regional development is a cross-disiciplinary field that analyses socio-economic change in particular social and spatialcontextes, most particularly in non-metropolitan regions.The objective for this initiative is to enhance cross-disciplinary research collaboration to foster and improve the impact, policy and practice relevance of regional development reaserch in Tasmania and Australia.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,901)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Woods M; Eversole R; Adhikari RP
Year
2016
Rapid assessments of regional primary industry competitiveness (2015)$100,000
Description
To further apply the Value Assessment and Development Framework to identify how it can be used to identify national issues or opportunities that could enhance primary industry competitiveness.
Funding
AgriFutures ($100,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L; Eversole R; Woods M; Miles M; Coates L; Ross Sophie; Adhikari RP; Harwood A
Year
2015
Unified voice for the businesses of Burnie (2014)$7,500
Description
The Project is focused on Regional Development Platform Models [RDPM] that have been conceived and implemented in the Europe Community [principally Finland], supported by interactive-research in the United Kingdom, and which has been subjected to further investigation in Tasmania. This research is further supported by OECD investigations that focus on the need for collaborative action to be taken by both the public and the private sector working in a partnership However, it is known anecdotally that very few Local Government Associations (LGAs) in Australia have actually sought to develop a process whereby regional councils and representative business groups have formed a cooperative platform to build competitive advantage and become involved in regional development. The research proposes to investigate RDPM theory [as developed in EU], identify whether or not RDPM have been applied in regional districts of Australia, and then, make recommendations regarding how business groups may be successfully restructured to provide a unified voice to work collaboratively with LGAs. The research is designed to establish how RDPM dissolves information asymmetry and provides broad-based representative groups a common platform to undertake regional development. The research uses existing knowledge in a new and creative way by developing a cooperative platform [RDPM] that builds competitive advantage for groups and communities to become involved in regional development.
Funding
Burnie City Council ($7,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eversole R; Locke I
Year
2014
Making Stories: Writing Our People (2014)$20,021
Description
This project will provide a series of twelve writing workshops tailored for specific groups within the region, capturing life experiences that may otherwise be lost to heritage. The project is innovative as there is no other similar project addressing the particular need in the region. It is proposed that the initial series will be conducted at four aged care facilities and two community houses in the NW Coast, the two workshops to be held at each venue. Workshops can be run in three-hour blocks, or three one-hour blocks as the needs of participants dictate.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($20,021)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Angel CJ; Eversole R
Year
2014
West Coast Place Based Workforce Development (2013)$100,000
Funding
Cradle Coast Authority ($50,000); Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations ($50,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eyles KJ; Eversole R
Year
2013
Retirement Living: Informing Evidence-Based Policy (2013)$48,000
Funding
Local Government Association of Tasmania ($48,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eyles KJ; Eversole R
Year
2013
Accounting for agriculture in place-based frameworks for regional development (2013)$102,922
Description
The project objective is to develop a framework and toolbox that can be used to accurately describe the current and expected future contributions of agriculture to regions, and to implement this framework and toolbox to examine the contribution of agriculture to regional development in the case study region of North West Tasmania. The project methodology consists of three phases, each involving multiple steps which will be conducted concurrently. It relies on both existing and new qualitative and quantitative data sources, and uses a mixed methodology to analyse the data once collected. Expected data sources include: demographic and economic datasets; desktop analysis, including theoretical and practical frameworks and tools derived from the literature review and key practitioners; peer commentary and targeted conversations; interviews with key stakeholders including industry and government as well as other targeted individuals involved in the value chain (e.g. Input suppliers, producers, processors or wholesalers, third party logistics (3pl) providers, retailers and consumers); observations arising from scenario modelling and analysis, including inputs into this process; subregional workshops which will be used not only to collect data but also for testing purposes.
Funding
AgriFutures ($102,922)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L; Nelson R; Miles MP; Eversole R; Castles AK; Woods M
Year
2013
WIIN Workshops, Industry, Intelligence and Networking (2013)$37,100
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($37,100)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eversole R; Fletcher NS
Year
2013
Exploring the Understanding and Intent of Tasmanian Non-industrial Private Forest Growers Towards the Adoption of Forest Certification (2012)$24,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eversole R
Year
2012
Rising Stars 3 (2011 - 2013)$51,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($51,000)
Scheme
Grant-Rising Stars Round 3
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eversole R
Period
2011 - 2013
Microsoft Unlimited Potential Program Evaluation (2006)$30,000
Funding
Microsoft Foundation ($30,000)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
RMIT University
Research Team
Wheeler L; Eversole R; Lewis-Fitzgerald C
Year
2006
Leveraging Remittances with Microfinance A Cross-country Study (2005 - 2006)$236,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($236,000)
Scheme
Linkage Grant
Administered By
RMIT University
Research Team
Eversole R; Shaw J
Period
2005 - 2006

Research Supervision

Current

3

Completed

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDLocal Government and Social Enterprises in Tasmania: Exploring relationships that build community value2012
PhDEducation and Local (Regional) Economic Development2015
PhDThe Impact of Education on Attitude Change for Improving Livelihoods of Small Holder Livestock Farmers in North West Vietnam2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDRural-Urban Linkages and Local Economic Development in Nekemte and its Surroundings, Oromia, Ethiopia
Candidate: Megerssa Tolessa Walo
2016
PhDFostering Social Norms for Sustainability: A comparison of two community socioeconomic initiatives
Candidate: Robin Krabbe
2016
PhDLand Reforms and Poverty: The impacts of land reforms on poor land users in the Nkoranza South municipality, Ghana
Candidate: David Anaafo
2015
PhDAn Exploration of the Social and Technological Factors That Drive Information and Communication Technology Adoption in
Candidate: Lisa Anne Watson
2015
PhDBottom-Up Driven Community Empowerment: The Case of African Communities in Australia
Candidate: Kiros Gebre-Yohannes Hiruy
2014
PhDYoung, Female and Looking to the Future: Exploring the Aspirations of Adolescent Girls in Regional Tasmania
Candidate: Cherie-Lynn Hawkins
2014