The ALARA Management Committee is elected by the membership at each Annual General Meeting, which are usually held in August or September each year. Here are the current Management Committee members.
You can contact individual members of the Management Committee via their Member page (you need to be a financial member to access these pages), via ALARA's secretary (secretary [at] alarassociation.org), or the email addresses listed against specific members.
President (Email: president [at] alarassociation.org)
Colin joined ALARA in 1993, from when he sat in the back seats until assisting the Management Committee on its Strategic Plan in 2009, before being elected as President. He runs his own Organisational Change, Organisational Development and Human Resources Management consultancy, Change Actions. Colin's vision for ALARA is that it is the primary source of information, support and networking in the Action Learning / Action Research community.
Vice-President International (Email: vp-intl [at] alarassociation.org)
Dr. Tetteh joined ALARA in 2013 and was elected as International Vice President at the national conference in Brisbane. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. He is a professor of the Doctor of Public Administration and Nonprofit Leadership program in the School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. He is also an adjunct professor at Metropolitan College of New York and The College of New Rochelle. He is also the founder/president of The Center for Communal Photosynthesis Research, Inc. His vision is to use marketing efforts to advance ALARA’s vested interests and membership within the USA and around the world.
Dr John Molineux (since 2008) Melbourne, Australia
John is currently an academic at Deakin University teaching Human Resource Management to MBA students and conducting research relevant to HR practitioners. He completed an action research PhD thesis in 2005 and used action research processes in his previous career in HRM. Since 2008, John has served ALARA as Treasurer.
Michelle RedmanMacLaren (since 2014) Cairns, Australia
Michelle is a senior research officer and PhD candidate at James Cook University, Cairns. A social worker committed to community development practice, Michelle has worked in rural, remote and international settings for over 20 years. Michelle was introduced to action research during a Masters subject with Professor Ernie Stringer where she undertook a research project with young women in Solomon Islands. Michelle presented this work at an ALARA Conference in 2006 and has been involved with ALARA ever since. Passionate about working in the Pacific, Michelle supports research capacity strengthening across a number of health projects in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands. Michelle is also completing her PhD, exploring HIV prevention with women in PNG.
Robyn joined ALARA in 2009 and took on the role of Administration Secretary in 2011. After 28 years at James Cook University as a Lecturer in Social Work and Community Welfare, she is now taking time reorienting her life. At the same time Robyn remains professionally active providing association management services, professional supervision/mentoring and training in mindfulness.
Dr Gina Blackberry (since 2014) Brisbane, Australia
Gina is a Research Fellow at the Learning Sciences Institute at the Australian Catholic University. A trained secondary school teacher and journalist, Gina is passionate about developing professional learning initiatives that support teachers to embed technology into their classrooms and adopt supporting pedagogies. Gina completed a PhD in 2013 using an action research approach and has been an ardent advocate of it ever since. She is currently using action research with a group of teachers to help them find ways of re-engaging disaffected youth in literacy education.