Over the last 14 years John has conducted research and evaluation projects which have focused on remote contexts, particularly in the Northern Territory of Australia. A recurring theme in all his work is the importance of learning, whether it be for adults, young people or children. He is also interested in education systems and their impact on learning. In recent work on remote education systems a focus has been on the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge systems and their accompanying epistemologies, ontologies, axiologies and cosmologies. Understanding the interface between cultures in the ‘red dirt’ context of schooling in remote communities has also been a key concern. John prefers to use mixed methods approaches where the powerful combination of qualitative and quantitative data can be used for transformative purposes. John supervises post-graduate students who are concerned about issues related to education and its intersection with health and wellbeing, employment and economic participation, technology, culture, leadership and other socio-cultural issues.

  • Education and training, adult learning, research methodologies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies
  • 2016 to present - Research Leader, Education and Training, Batchelor Instiute (Darwin)
  • 2011 to 2016 - Principal Research Leader, Remote Education, Flinders University (Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin)
  • 2006 to 2011 - Research and evaluation consultant, Cat Conatus (Ulverstone (Tas))
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