Dr Gretchen Ennis BA, BSW (Hons) PhD.
Useful Projects aims to help you and your organisation learn and develop from the work you do. Useful Projects is an independent organisation providing research, program evaluation, community and organisational strengths-based assessments, planning, engagement and professional supervision services – of all shapes and sizes.
Useful Projects is owned and managed by Dr Gretchen Ennis. Gretchen has spent over a decade as a social work and community studies senior lecturer, post-doctoral research fellow, course co-ordinator, and most recently as an associate professor of social work.
Gretchen is an experienced social work and community development practitioner, educator, social researcher, evaluation consultant, musician and art-maker. She has worked with a wide range of community, health, social care and arts organsiations to help them evaluate their work, reflect on their practice and develop their programs.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts degree (University of Sydney), Graduate Degree in Social Work, (La Trobe University) and a PhD in networking approaches to community development (Charles Darwin University).
Memberships: current member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Darwin Visual Artists Association (DVAA) and the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES).
Examples of Work: Gretchen has published in a wide range of peer-reviewed academic journals on the topics of:
- community development practice and theory
- arts in health/mental health/community development
- social work in the Northern Territory of Australia
- social impacts of mining ‘booms’ and rapid population changes.
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Director: Gretchen Marie Ennis
Phone: 0491 752 156
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