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  1. Katja Mikhailovich is senior research academic in the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics within the Australian Institute for Sustainable Communities. She is the Higher Degrees by Research Convenor for the School of Education. Dr Mikhailovich has extensive experience in the leadership and management of research and evaluation projects. Prior to her academic career Katja worked in the community sector in women’s and children’s emergency services.

    Dr Mikhailovich has focused her research on significant social issues. Her doctoral thesis was in the area of violence against women and her subsequent work has included research in areas concerned with sexual assault, domestic violence, alcohol use, nutrition and physical activity, smoking, adolescent sexual risk behaviour, health promoting schools, suicide prevention and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health and wellbeing. For the last five years she has been involved with women smallholder subsistence farmers in Papua New Guinea working on a research for development project focused on woemn's economic development. Dr Mikhailovich has expertise in cross-disciplinary research and mixed method studies.

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Projects 2003 2018

Research Output 2004 2017

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

Gwatirisa, P. R., Pamphilon, B. & Mikhailovich, K. 10 Aug 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Ecology of Food and Nutrition. p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papua New Guinea
case studies

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

social economics
development project
research and development

Place-Based Picture Books as an Adult Learning Tool

SIMONCINI, K., PAMPHILON, B. & MIKHAILOVICH, K. 2016 In : Adult Learning. 28, 2, p. 61-68 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

village community
1 Citations

Participatory visual research with subsistence farmers in Papua New Guinea

MIKHAILOVICH, K., PAMPHILON, B. & CHAMBERS, B. 2015 In : Development in Practice. 25, 7, p. 997-1010 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

research method
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