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Paulene Mackell is an experienced social worker with a multidisciplinary academic background. She has experience of working in geographically remote locations, with and alongside Aboriginal community-controlled organisations.
Paulene has worked with several teams to successfully generate over $5.8 mil in research funding, and of these, she has initiated projects that total over $1.4 mil. This includes forming a collaboration that explored how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled art centres keep their Elders, and people living with dementia, strong and connected.
Paulene is committed to undertaking participatory research methodologies that engage with local knowledge making processes and promote health and ageing, intergenerational connection, and sustainable communities. She is currently undertaking her PhD through the School of Design at RMIT University
Honorary Research Fellow, National Ageing Research Institute
31 Jan 2023 → 31 Jan 2026
PhD Candidate, RMIT University
2018 → …
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Aboriginal community-controlled art centres: Keeping Elders strong and connected. Articulating an ontologically situated, intergenerational model of careMackell, P., Squires, K., Cecil, J., Lindeman, M., Fraser, S., Malay, R., Meredith, M., Young, M., Nargoodah, L., Cook, B., Schmidt, C., Dow, B. & Batchelor, F., Jun 2023, In: Australasian Journal on Ageing. 42, 2, p. 293-301 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile20 Downloads (Pure)
Maylea, C., David, C., Mackell, P., Borland, H., Cearns, P., Le Couter, E. & Dow, B., 2023
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen Access
Mackell, P., Maylea, C., David, C., Bubner, S., Brijnath, B. & Dow, B., 26 Sept 2023, The Worldwide Face of Elder Abuse. Teaster, P. B., Anetzberger, G. J. & Podnieks, E. (eds.). Springer, p. 199-220 21 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Art centres supporting our Elders – ‘old people, that’s where our strength comes from’ - results from a national survey of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled art centres.Mackell, P., Squires, K., Fraser, S., Cecil, J., Meredith, M., Malay, R., Lindeman, M. A., Schmidt, C., Batchelor, F. & Dow, B., 30 May 2022, In: Rural and Remote Health. 22, 2, p. 1-12 12 p., 6850.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile48 Downloads (Pure)