Paulene Mackell

BA, BSW, Grad Dip

Research Fellow

Paulene joined NARI as a Research Fellow and project manager in 2012. Paulene has a background in anthropology and social work and has worked as a social worker with older people in a range of urban, regional and remote settings across Australia. Her research interests include generating knowledge that is responsive to the expressed needs of older people, their families and communities.

In recent years, Paulene has coordinated the development of a collaborative program of research that is exploring how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Art Centres support their Elders to remain strong and connected.

She is currently completing her PhD at RMIT with the support of a scholarship from the Dementia Australia Research Fund. Her PhD is exploring the co-creation of participatory methodologies with three Aboriginal controlled art centres.

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