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Rolf Gerritsen has headed the Central Australian Research Group for a decade. He has taught at various other universities, including the ANU, in the Graduate Program in Public Policy. He also worked as Director of the Australian Centre for Regional and Local Government Studies for five years, as a Ministerial staff member at both the National and Territory levels and ran his own research consultancy from 2000-2002. Between 2002 and 2006 he was Director Social/Economic Policy in the Chief Minister’s Department in the NT and then worked at the Tropical Savannas CRC before joining CDU.

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tourism Earth & Environmental Sciences
climate change Earth & Environmental Sciences
settlement pattern Earth & Environmental Sciences
conservation management Earth & Environmental Sciences
rangeland Earth & Environmental Sciences
management Social Sciences
regional development Social Sciences
industry Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2019

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Midwife observations on the impact of hot weather on poor perinatal outcomes in central Australia: a qualitative study

Mathew, S., Mathur, D., McDonald, E., Chang, A. & Gerritsen, R., Oct 2019, In : Learning Communities Journal. 24, p. 98-112 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Premature Birth
Pregnant Women

Repurposing government expenditure for enhancing Indigenous well-being in Australia: A scenario analysis for a new paradigm

Sangha, K. K., Gerritsen, R. & Russell-Smith, J., Sep 2019, In : Economic Analysis and Policy. 63, September, p. 75-91 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Government expenditure
Scenario analysis

The Role of Middle Managers in Strategic Change Implementation in the Northern Territory Public Sector: The Australian Experience

Marin-Ulloa, J., Politis, J. & Gerritsen, R., 24 May 2018, Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited: Bangkok University, Thailand. Ribiere, V. (ed.). Reading, United kingdom , Vol. 1. p. 186-193 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in ProceedingsResearchpeer-review

Strategic change
Middle managers
Public sector
Public sector organizations
Strategy implementation

A Handful of Sand: The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-off: Aboriginal History

Gerristen, R., 2017, In : Aboriginal History. 41, p. 233-234 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewResearch

Open Access
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Barriers to Improving the Environmental Performance of Construction Waste Management in Remote Communities

Crawford, R. H., Mathur, D. & Gerritsen, R., 2017, In : Procedia Engineering. 196, p. 830-837 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Waste management
Land fill


Foreign aid and the development of Bougainville: 'Australian aid as catalyst for economic development'

Author: Kolova, S., 2015

Supervisor: Gerritsen, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU


Home where?: an anthropological study of the sense of home among transnational Sri Lanka immigrants in Darwin

Author: Pathirage, J. B., Aug 2017

Supervisor: Gerritsen, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU

Supporting Indigenous ranges manage the impacts of climate change on cultural sites

Author: Carmichael, B., Jul 2018

Supervisor: Gerritsen, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU

The Commitment to Sustainable Development in Three Australian States: Policy-Lifecycle Analysis of Three Over-Arching Holistic Sustainability Policies

Author: Goswami, K., 2018

Supervisor: Gerritsen, R. (Supervisor) & Zeng, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


The social and institutional aspects of industry-driven fruit fly area-wide management in Australian horticulture industries

Author: Kruger, H., 9 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Gerritsen, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU