About

Dr Gretchen Ennis BA, BSW (Hons) PhD.

Useful Projects (UP) can help you and your organisation learn and grow. UP is an independent organisation providing research, program evaluation, community 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 academic, 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. 

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.

Take a look at Gretchen’s publications, some recent evaluation projects, and her resume

You can also check out Google Scholar and Research Gate profiles for further information about her research and evaluation work.

Contact Useful Projects

Director:  Gretchen Marie Ennis

Email:  usefulnt@gmail.com

Phone: 0491 752 156

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