Elise Howard

Senior Research Officer
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Elise Howard

Elise’s research explores women’s leadership and security in the context of climate change in the Pacific Islands Region. Her research focuses on gender inequalities, leadership pathways and the structural changes needed to build greater inclusion of women’s perspectives in decision-making. Elise has also worked as a researcher at James Cook University, where she managed research projects that looked at women’s career progression in higher education, girls’ participation in science, good practice in student exchange and students’ global citizenship and intercultural awareness. For her Masters thesis, Elise explored culturally-appropriate evaluation through the Indi Kindi pre-literacy program in Borroloola, a town 1,000 kms from Darwin. Elise has also held project management and community engagement roles with the Victorian Public Service, the Australian Agency for International Development and the International Women’s Development Agency.

More Publications

Bailey, R. and Howard, E. 2022. The social benefits of seasonal worker programs. Blog post.

Howard, E. 2022. Qualitative Interviewing during the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2: A Personal Reflection on Video & Telephone Interviewing.

Howard, E., Barbara, J., Baker, K. 2021. The domestic politics of climate change in the Pacific Islands. Asia Pacific Viewpoint.

Bailey, R. and Howard, E. 2021. The Development Benefits of Investing in Training Seasonal Workers. Department of Pacific Affairs Policy Brief 2021/01. Canberra: ANU.

Howard, E. 2021. Leftemap olgeta: Seasonal work, women and leadership. Department of Pacific Affairs Discussion Paper 2020/02. Canberra: ANU.

Salter, P., Halbert, K., Howard, E., Bhati, A., Wong, C., Miles, D. and Jones, P. 2021. A continuum for global citizenship: analyzing the complex transformations of service learning. International Journal of Work Integrated Learning, 22(2), pp. 199-211.

Howard, E. and Carter, G. 2021. Leadership doesn’t always come from the top. Blog post.

Carter, G. and Howard, E. 2021. Pacific women in climate change negotiations. Blog post.

Carter, G. and Howard, E. 2020. Pacific women in climate change negotiations. Small States and Territories, 3(2), 303-318.

Carter, G. and Howard, E. 2020. Behind the scenes: the strong voice of Pacific women in climate negotiations. Blog post.

Thomas, A. and Howard, E. 2020. On running for elections in Vanuatu as a woman. Blog post.

Howard, E. 2020. The 2020 Vanuatu Elections: How did women fare? Department of Pacific Affairs In Brief 2020/11. Canberra: ANU.

Howard, E., Barbara, J. & Palmieri, S. 2020. Mentoring to support women’s leadership. Department of Pacific Affairs Policy Brief 2020/01. Canberra: ANU.

Howard E., Apinelu, E., Neemia, T. & Towaki-Bue, J. 2019. Women’s leadership: Bringing context to life. Development Bulletin 81. 28-32.

Petray T., Doyle T., Howard E., Morgan R. and Harrison, R. 2019. Re-engineering the “leaky pipeline” metaphor: diversifying the pool by teaching STEM “by stealth”. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 11 (1). pp. 10-29.

Tuuau, A. A. with Howard, E. 2019. The long road to becoming a parliamentarian in Samoa: Political Apprenticeship, Learning New Language and Pushing Gender Boundaries. Department of Pacific Affairs Discussion Paper 2019/4. Canberra: ANU.

Howard, E. 2019. Effective Support for Women’s Leadership in the Pacific: Lessons from the Evidence Department of Pacific Affairs Discussion Paper 2019/1. Canberra: ANU.

Zuchowski, I., Miles, D., Howard, E., Harris, N. and Francis, A. 2018. Sustaining quality learning abroad opportunities in Australian Schools of Social Work International Social Work 62(2), 980-993.

Salter, P., Halbert, K., Howard, E., Singh, M., Miles, D., Jones, P., Bhati, A., Wong, C., and Han, J. 2018. Local connections, global perspectives. In: T. Hall, T. Gray, G. Downey and M. Singh (eds.) The Globalisation of Higher Education: developing internationalised education in research and practice (pp. 61-78). Palgrave Macmillan.

Howard, E. 2017. Context and culture in evaluation: A case study of evaluation anthropology Evaluation Journal of Australasia 17(1), 30-38.

Harris, N., Miles, D., Howard, E., Zuchowski, I., King, J., Dhephasadin Na Ayudhaya, P., Jones, P., Francis, A., Gopalkrishnan, N., & Puthantharayil, G. 2017. International student exchange in Australian social work education Australian Social Work, 70(4), 429-440.

Miles, D., Jones, P., Gopalkrishnan, N., Francis, A., Harris, N., Howard, E., King, J., Zuchowski I., Dhephasadin Na Ayudhaya, P. & Puthantharayil, G. 2016. Contested concepts of ‘partnership’ in international student exchange programs. In M. Davis & A. Goody (Eds.), Research and Development in Higher Education, 39 (pp. 202-211). Fremantle, Australia: HERDSA.

Halbert, K., Salter, P., and Howard, E. 2016. Local Global Citizenship in Higher Education: a framework and case studies for curriculum development. Townsville: James Cook University.

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