ALAR Association Board

Members of the Action Learning, Action Research Association Ltd (ALAR Association, also known as ALARA) Board are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting, as are members of the Committees Group (see below). Here are the current Board members.

You can contact individual members of the Board via their Member page (you need to be a financial member to access these pages), via ALAR Association's administration support (admin [at] alarassociation.org), or the email addresses listed against specific members.

Colin Bradley President     (Email: president [at] alarassociation.org)
Colin Bradley   (since 2010)
Sydney, Australia

Member page

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 Australasia     (Email: vp-aus-asia [at] alarassociation.org)
 
(currently vacant)
Emmanuel Tetteh Vice-President International     (Email: vp-intl [at] alarassociation.org)
Dr Emmanuel Tetteh   (since 2013)
New York, USA

Member page

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.

John Molineux Treasurer
Dr John Molineux   (since 2008)
Melbourne, Australia

Member page

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.

  Company Secretary     
Andrew Cook   (since 2018)
Adelaide, Australia

Member page

Andrew has 30 years' experience in the insurance industry working for both insurers and brokers, and is currently principal of an insurance broker. He has conducted an AR/AL project within his own organisation leading to the award of a Masters of Management from the Australian Institute of Business (AIB). I am currently the chair of ethics for the AIB and consult as a facilitator to the Global Centre of Work Applied Learning in their Work Applied Learning program, which focuses upon action learning and reflective practice.

Committees Group

  Vice-President Australasia - Australasia Events   (Email: vp-aus-asia [at] alarassociation.org)
 

(currently vacant)

Emmanuel Tetteh

Vice-President International - International Events, including the World Congresses    (Email: vp-intl [at] alarassociation.org)

Dr Emmanuel Tetteh   (since 2013)
New York, USA

Member page

See above

 

Marketing Co-ordinator

(currently vacant)
 
 

Membership Co-ordinator

(currently vacant)
 
Susan Goff

Publications Co-ordinator

Dr Susan Goff   (since 2020)
Canberra, Australia

Member page

Dr Susan Goff is a specialist in cross-cultural participatory research. She has a Graduate Diploma in Social Ecology (UWS, 1993), a Masters in Applied Science, Social Ecology (UWS 1996) and a PhD in Cultural Research (UWS 2007). These qualifications are in participatory knowledge generation that addresses culturally informed social change. Susan was Principal of CultureShift Pty Ltd, an Australian action research consultancy between 1993 and 2016, and is now working in the Commonwealth Public Service in water policy. Susan was President of the Action Learning Action Research Association (ALARA) between 2006 and 2010, and as the Association’s Managing Editor for the ALAR Journal between 2011 and 2017.
 
  Research Co-ordinator

(currently vacant)

 
 

Streams Co-ordinator

(currently vacant)
 
  
 
  
 
 

Web Services Co-ordinator

(currently vacant)
 
  
 
  
 
  Administration Support     (Email: admin [at] alarassociation.org)
(currently vacant)

 

 
 

While not a current member of the Governance bodies, an important member of the team is the Managing Editor.

Yedida Bessemer Managing Editor     (Email: editor [at] alarassociation.org)
Dr Yedida Bessemer   (since 2021)
Modesto, United States of America

Member page

Dr. Yedida Bessemer is an adjunct faculty at the University of Charleston, West Virginia, at the Graduate Strategic Leadership Program. She conducted an action research study for her doctoral project focused on developing and improving data literacy among online faculty through professional learning communities. Her teaching and leading diverse groups in different states and abroad for two and a half decades have given her unique professional and educational experiences and opportunities as an educator and a learner. Dr. Bessemer sees herself as a change agent dedicated to promoting a holistic, relational approach to education through fostering positive relationships, developing trust, effective communication, and collaboration.
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