Barbara Pamphilon, Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (FACE)


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Professor Barbara Pamphilon PhD is the Director of the Australian Institute for Sustainable Communities, Faculty of Education,  at the University of Canberra, Australia. She is developing a number of innovative research and adult education methodologies that enable different knoweldge perspectives to emerge and that are effective in groups where there is low literacy or where English in a second language. These include asset-based community development, appreciative inquiry,critical place- based pedagogy  and empowerment evaluation approaches. Her current research focuses on the learning and development of women farmers and thier families in Papua New Guinea


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Wollongong

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Projects 2003 2020

Research Output 1999 2019

Picture Books
Life Style
2 Citations (Scopus)

Coping with Drought in Rural Papua New Guinea: A Western Highlands Case Study

Pamphilon, B., Mikhailovich, K. & Gwatirisa, P. R., 3 Sep 2017, In : Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 56, 5, p. 393-410 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papua New Guinea
Food Supply
Climate Change
4 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring the lives of women smallholder farmers in Papua New Guinea through a collaborative mixed methods approach

MIKHAILOVICH, K., PAMPHILON, B., CHAMBERS, B., Simeon, L. & ROMERO ZAPATA, J., 2016, In : Cogent Social Sciences. 1, 1143328, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Papua-New Guinea
social economics
development project
research and development