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Rochelle Spencer is Senior Lecturer in ​Murdoch University. Her research embodies her commitment to the application of anthropological knowledge to development practice emphasising participatory processes.


Her research has significant applied real world outcomes by informing the development policy and processes of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector, government, and development agencies to ensure the inclusion of local perspectives in development.

Rochelle has worked and researched with a number of NGOs including British Red Cross, Australian Red Cross, Oxfam Australia, Global Exchange, Catholic Relief Services Southern Africa and Nuwul Environmental Services – an Indigenous social enterprise in northeast Arnhem Land, Australia.

Rochelle Spencer

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