Dr. Judith Lovell is a creative and social scientist. By nature, this focus requires intra-disciplinary approaches to the issues and challenges facing us in the ecologies that we depend upon, and those in which we find ourselves.
She is a member of the Centre for Australian Studies at the University of Cologne, Germany where she continues to contribute to conversations about communication in health contexts. With a background in research and evaluation for policy-making and first-hand experience with the impacts of policies applied to remote and regional settings, her academic publications and unpublished commissioned reports are topically diverse. Generally that work addresses gaps and opportunities in valuing livelihood and health and the ecologies of change-impact that trans-disciplinary and creative practice contribute. Communication across governments, organisations, and communities, as well as between cultural sectors and in intercultural settings crosscuts these things. With a role in the Graduate School at Batchelor Institute, Australia’s only First Nations Higher Education Institute, and based for two decades in the Arrernte homelands, she works in close partnership with people whose responsibilities include to community, kin, knowledge and the more than human elements upon which we all rely. As an academic supervisor, she supports candidates whose approaches require them to apply their Indigenous Knowledge expertise, or who undertake inter or transcultural research.