EXPERTISE - AT A GLANCE
Partnership development & brokerage
Impact evaluation & documentation
Education & research
Dr. Ellise Barkley
MANAGEMENT & PARTNERSHIPS
Start up & stakeholder engagement
Organisational learning & evaluation
Research, documentation & analysis
Working with government, business, communities, institutional partners & funding agencies
Ellise’s career combines program development and management, with impact research and evaluation. She has held senior leadership and engagement roles for community arts and cultural development, education, sustainability, and corporate endeavours – including international, executive, and consultancy experience.
Across 20 years, Ellise has developed specialised facilitation and negotiation skills, demonstrating an aptitude for brokering diverse, multi-stakeholder partnerships. Published outputs include doctoral research on impact evaluation, organisational learning tools, education materials, and extensive multi-media communications content.
DOCTOR OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES (DCI)
Research and development of the ‘READ model’, an innovative
learning and appraisal tool integrating reflection, evaluation, analysis and documentation. Creative Industries coursework in research methods, reflective practice, transmedia studies, project management, and digital storytelling. High distinction average.
Queensland University of Technology
University of New South Wales
BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS)
Awarded First Class Honours in Geography and Environmental Studies. Subjects completed in science and technology studies, environmental management, risk management, philosophy, and human and physical geography.
Certificate IV in Business (Small Business Management) 2003,
Coffs Harbour Community College.
Dux of Year 11 and 12, Windsor High School NSW.
& LEAD EVALUATOR
Executive management for the 'Nuclear Futures' international arts and cultural program working with atomic survivor communities, funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Involved program development, partnership brokerage, operations, production, cultural exchange, and promotion for 16 community development projects and multiple large-scale creative showcases.
Program evaluation recorded impact in the domains of artistic vibrancy, community development, advancement of practice, and broader social and political influence. www.nuclearfutures.org
ALPHAVILLE PRODUCTION CO.
Nuclear Futures Partnership Initiative
WYONG SHIRE COUNCIL
SENIOR SUSTAINABILITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
Reporting to the Director of Environment and Planning, this advisory and engagement role promoted and evaluated the organisation's culture of sustainability for improved environmental practice.
Included the final stage delivery and summative evaluation of staff engagement and organisational learning trials on sustainability education; advising on a ‘whole of organisation’ Sustainability Strategy and integrated planning framework; coordinating the Council’s collaborative network (community of practice); content development for an online induction tool; and publishing research with five NSW councils promoting organisational change.
Staff development workshop on evaluation, CSIRO Social Research, Brisbane, 2013
Prototype development (online media platform), private entrepreneur, 2008
'Blacktown Creek Environmental Health Walk Education Strategy', Blacktown City Council, 2007-8
Fundraising strategist, National Parks Association, 2005
Manager, Comboyne Community Technology Centre, 2004-5
Partnership development (nature-based tourism), Blue Poles Café & Art Gallery, 2004-5
Market analyst and researcher, Community Trading Inc., 2004.
Coordinator, researcher, and creative contributor, Maralinga Theatre Project, Alphaville, 2003-4.
HIGH IDEALS CONSULTANCY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
EDUCATOR - RESEARCHER - MANAGER
Manager, Sustainable Living Project, Faculty of the Built Environment, 1998-2002. Developed a high school design and innovation program from a small pilot, to service 900 schools. Included set-up, fundraising, operations, and evaluation.
Major contributing author for the tertiary education textbook 'Environmental Decision Making: The Role of Engineers, Scientists and the Public' (Editor R.Harding, 1998), for the Institute of Environmental Studies 1996-1998.
Curriculum content designer, Graduate Certificate of Arts (Environmental Policy), School of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Arts, 1998.
Tutor and guest lecturer across faculties during 1995-2001
i.e. Social Work, Professional Studies, College of Fine Arts.
Achievements included 40 inter-sectoral partnerships in 6 countries, 22 new artworks involving 50 collaborating artists, and primary engagement with over 45,000 people.
Sustainable Living Project, with its annual design & innovation competition, was awarded Finalist in 2001 Eureka Prizes, Science, Communication & Journalism Category (Environmental Education).
The tourism start-up project with Blue Poles Cafe & Gallery, in Port Macquarie's hinterland, included securing a $100,000 government grant for industry and regional development.
NUCLEAR FUTURES international arts and cultural program delivered 16 linked community development projects with atomic survivor communities to produce a suite of new story-based creative works and legacy impact.
The 45 international partnerships included Maralinga Tjarutja Aboriginal communities in South Australia, nuclear veteran families, and cultural, arts, government, academic and community organisations.
Hosted by Alphaville & funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Image: Immersive projection installation
Boylan, J., Barkley, E., Hudson, A., and Brown, P.F. (2015)
'Portrait of a Whistleblower': Photomedia and archival exhibition on the life of nuclear veteran Avon Hudson.
Exhibited: Adelaide Fringe Festival (2015), The Block QUT (2015), and Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide (2016).
Brown, P.F. and the Maralinga Research Group (2006)
'Half a Life: Stage': Verbatim play based on testimonies of Australian and British Nuclear Test Veterans.
Reading at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney and seasons at Ettalong NSW and Leeds, United Kingdom.
Barkley, E. (2016) 'An integrated approach to evaluation: A participatory model for reflection, evaluation, analysis and documentation (the 'READ' model) in community arts'. Doctor of Creative Industries Thesis, Queensland University of Technology (80,000 words).
Barkley, E. (2015) 'Approaches for Reflection, Evaluation, Analysis and Documentation': Seminar presentation, Creative Arts and Nuclear Futures Academic Seminar hosted by Alphaville, The Glasshouse, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
Barkley, E. (2014) 'Harnessing evaluation through integration: A participatory model for Reflection, Evaluation, Analysis and Documentation (the ‘READ’ model) in Community-based Arts': Conference presentation, Australasian Evaluation Society Conference, Darwin.
Brown, PF., Hudson, A., Barkley, E., Arvanitakis J. (2013) 'Arts and the deep nuclear future: a prospectus'. Arts and Ecology Conference, Wollongong 12-13 May. University of Wollongong.
Barkley, E. (2012) ‘Building Capacity by Investing in People, Collaborating for Sustainability': Wyong Shire Council findings published as joint research with the CEEChange local government research cohort, compiled by by Ku-ring-gai Council, Sydney.
Harding, R. (Ed.) (1998) 'Environmental Decision Making: The Role of Engineers, Scientists and the Public' (First Edition), Federation Press, Sydney. (Major contributing author.)
Barkley, E. and the Sustainability Team. (2012) Wyong Shire Council Sustainability Induction Program: Online learning tool covering 12 interactive learning modules.
Barkley, E. (2001) AGL Sustainable Living Competition: interactive CDrom on environmental design distributed to all Australian secondary schools.
Brown, P.F. and Barkley, E. (1998) Society, Environmental Policy and Sustainability and Environmental and Technological Risk Controversies: Course modules for the Graduate Certificate of Environmental Policy, UNSW.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL REPORTS
Barkley, E. (2017) Nuclear Futures Partnership Initiative Evaluation Report. For Australia Council for the Arts and program partners, on behalf of Alphaville production company (40 pages).
Barkley, E. (2017) Nuclear Futures Partnership Initiative Media Report. For Australia Council for the Arts and program partners, on behalf of Alphaville Production Company (5 pages).
Barkley, E. (2012) Final CEEchange Evaluation Report. For NSW Environmental Trust, on behalf of Wyong Shire Council (44-pages).
Barkley, E. (2008) Blacktown Creek Environmental Health Walk Education Strategy. For Blacktown City Council, in collaboration with the Eco-Ed Consultancy Group (65-pages)
Barkley, E. (2005) Fundraising and Partnership Strategy 2005. For National Parks Association’s Community Biodiversity Survey Program.
Barkley, E. (2004) Maralinga Verbatim Theatre Project Acquittal Report. Report for the Australia Council for the Arts, on behalf of Alphaville production company.
LIST OF WORKS
Image credits: Jessie Boylan, Lisa Redpath, Tony Kearney, Danni Marwick.