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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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  • From Cyclones to COVID-19: Disaster Management from a Yolŋu perspective

    Bulkanhawuy, J., Wanambi, G., Spencer, M., Hayashi, Y., Maliku, S. & Gundjarranbuy, R., 30 Apr 2020, Northern Institute.

    Research output: Other contributionOther types of outputs

    Open Access

    Making and Doing TopEndSTS – on country… and online?

    Spencer, M., Bow, C., Norrington, L. R., West, S., Hayashi, Y. & Macdonald, J., 20 Aug 2020.

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

  • Our Homes: Final Report

    Spencer, M., Christie, M., Gundjarranbuy, R., Davis, V. & Dhamarrandji, S., 2020, Charles Darwin University. 38 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    Open Access
  • Reflecting on STS in Action: Micro-credentialing as collaborative epistemo-political work

    Spencer, M., 20 Aug 2020.

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

  • Thesis

    An ethnography of growing old in Darwin

    Author: Stuart, S. E., Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Verran, H. (Supervisor), Gibb, H. (Supervisor) & Spencer, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU


    The importance of including Indigenous knowledge in pre-service teacher education

    Author: Woodroffe, T., Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Wallace, R. (Supervisor) & Spencer, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU