Michaela Spencer

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20122019
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Michaela is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University. Her background is in environmental science, sociology, geography and Science and Technology Studies (STS). Her current research involves working from the ‘Ground Up’ with Indigenous knowledge authorities, and differing traditions of knowledge and governance. This involves collaborative research for policy development, and engaging with government, service providers, university staff and Indigenous people in remote communities. So far this research has been focused around issues such as disaster resilience, emergency management, governance and leadership, remote engagement and coordination, volunteering and women’s health.

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Research Output 2012 2019

Asymmetries and Climate Futures: Working with Waters in an Indigenous Australian Settlement

Spencer, M., Danyi, E. & Hayashi, Y., Sep 2019, In : Science, Technology and Human Values. 44, 5, p. 786-813 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Water management
asymmetry
climate
water management
water

Choreographies of Magic and Mess: AusSTS in Melbourne and Darwin

Macdonald, J., Howey, K., Spencer, M., Bow, C., Schuberg, E. L., Norrington, L. R. & Campbell, M. J., 21 Aug 2019

Research output: Other contributionOther types of outputsResearch

Open Access
Magic

State-Funded Services Delivery as Cosmopolitical Work: Opportunities for Postdevelopment in Practice in Northern Australia?

Spencer, M., 2019, Postdevelopment in Practice : Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies. Klien, E. & Morreo, C. (eds.). Routledge, p. 203-216 14 p. (Routledge Critical Development Studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

research project
governmentality
government policy
community
staff

STS as participant in policy worlds

Spencer, M., May 2019, In : EASST Review. 38, 2, 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearch

Open Access
research practice
university
science

Aboriginal Engagement and Inclusion: Experiences of natural disasters

Spencer, M., 18 May 2018. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper presented at Conference (not in Proceedings)Research

natural disaster
inclusion
experience
town
community