Projects per year
Michael is chief scientist for the Contemporary Indigenous Knowledge and Governance research group in the Northern Institute. He has a background in linguistics, and in teaching, translating and interpreting Yolŋu (Northeast Arnhem Land Aboriginal) languages. He has written extensively about Yolŋu knowledge and education, and conducted research into fields such as digital technologies and the management of traditional knowledge, health communication, and Aboriginal philosophies of knowledge and education. In recent years he has led a team working with governments (and NGOs) and Aboriginal elders and researchers and their organisations, to clarify and evaluate services to Aboriginal communities, including health, housing, volunteering, and resource management.
UniMelb APP1179067 Evaluation of a community-led nutrition and lifestyle program for weightloss and metabolic health: a randomised controlled trial
2/11/20 → 30/06/23
Community planning and development program: ground up monitoring and evaluation, interim report - December 2019Spencer, M. & Christie, M., 2020, Northern Land Council. 38 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen Access
‘We help each other’: Stories and experiences of disaster management and preparedness in Aboriginal communities in DarwinSpencer, M. & Christie, M., 15 Oct 2018, In : Australian Journal of Emergency Management Monograph. 3, p. 55-59 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access
Collaboratively rethinking the nature and practice of voluntary service in three North Australian Aboriginal communitiesSpencer, M. & Christie, M., 2017, In : Third Sector Review. 23, 1, p. 9-27 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article