Staff profile - Phil Connors

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Dr Phil Connors

Position: Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 52273458 +61 3 52273458
Email: phil.connors@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Phil is Course Director for the Master of Humanitarian Assistance (MHA) and Master of International and Community Development (MICD).  Phil is also Academic Director of the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership (GCHL).  Furthermore Phil is the Course Leader of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Humanitarian Responses to 21st Century Disasters.

Phil has a background in Community and Participatory Development in Australia and internationally.  Phil has more recently been involved in the development of innovative courses in the Humanitarian field built around strong partnerships with sector NGOs.  This has culminated in Deakin signing a formal MoU with Save the Children Australia.

Phil has over twenty five years of experience in community development across many contexts and is exploring avenues for integrating community participatory approaches in humanitarian contexts.  


Biography summary

Phil is Course Director for the Master of Humanitarian Assistance (MHA) and Master of International and Community Development (MICD).  Phil is also Academic Director of the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership (GCHL).  Phil is also the Course Leader of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Humanitarian Responses to 21st Century Disasters.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Curtin University, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts (Social Science), Curtin University, 1989
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University, 2007


LinkedIn profile

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-connors/11/b46/855


Academic

Teaching Interests

Phil's teaching interests include community and participatory approaches across diverse humanitarian and development contexts.  Phil brings a strong Freirian understanding to his teaching that focusses on transformative learning recognising we are all teachers and learners.


Subjects and units currently teaching

Unit Chair ADS704 - Community Development Theory and Practice A

Unit Chair ADS705 - Community Development Theory and Practice B

Unit Chair ADS716 - Humanitarian Settlement

Unit Chair AHL702 - Developing Humaitarian Leadership

Unit Chair AHL704 - Demonstrating Strategis Leadership

Course Leader - Humanitarian Responses to 21st Century Disasters


Expertise categories

Expertise summary

Humanitarian leadership and strategic practice Community engagement and effectiveness in disaster response Community Development Education programmes development in the humanitarian sector

Related Links

www.deakin.edu.au/humanitarian-assistance

http://www.humanitarianleaders.org

http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/find-a-course/international-and-community-development


Awards

Awards and prizes

Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence - Vice Chancellors Awards 2013

Faculty of Arts and Education Teacher of the Month September 2011


Research

Research interests

I welcome enquries from prospective higher degree by research students in the areas of community development, community based disaster risk reduction, humanitarian leadership and effectiveness, asset based community development.

 

I also welcome collaborations with researchers in similar fields.


Research grants

2015 Ikea Foundation grant for Humanitarian Leadership Education and Research $3 million.


Research groups

Centre for Humanitarian Leadership Education and Research (CHLEaR)

(Currently being developed)


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/16140/Dr-Phil-Connors


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