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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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

drought
Papua New Guinea
highlands
case studies
vulnerability

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
farmer
social economics
development project
research and development
livelihood

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
learning
farmer
educator
village community
livelihood
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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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

subsistence
farmer
research method
family
woman