Michaela Spencer is an Australian researcher and academic.
Spencer is a Research Fellow with the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University. Her background is in environmental science, sociology, geography and Science and Technology Studies (STS).
Her current research involves working from the ‘Ground Up’ with Indigenous knowledge authorities, and differing traditions of knowledge and governance. This involves collaborative research for policy development, and engaging with government, service providers, university staff and Indigenous people in remote communities. So far this research has been focused around issues such as disaster resilience, emergency management, governance and leadership, remote engagement and coordination, volunteering and women’s health.
Ground Up Inquiry: Questions and Answers About the Emergence and Development of a Northern Australian Tradition of Situated Research
Emotional Athletes, Brainy Workers and other Hot New Developments: Multiple (re)problematizations of Heat Stress as an object of governance in northern Australia
Indigenous Languages, Culture and Knowledge Services Workforce: Business Opportunities in an Emergent NT Services Economy
Disaster Resilience, Management and Preparedness in Aboriginal Communities in Darwin and Palmerston - Stage 2 Report: Indigenous Researcher Development
Disaster Resilience, Management and Preparedness in Aboriginal Communities in Darwin and Palmerston - Stage 1
Community Planning And Development Program - Ground Up Monitoring and Evaluation Interim Report - December 2019