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A/Prof. Max Kelly

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor, International and Community Development

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Education

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, Kingston University, 2000
Master of Science, University of Aberdeen, 1995
Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Univ. College Dublin, Ireland, 1992

Contact

max.kelly@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33316

Biography

Max Kelly is an Associate Professor and Course Director of International and Community Development, and Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action, at Deakin University, Australia. Her areas of expertise include international and community development policy and practice. She has a sectoral focus in food security, food systems, and sustainability at local, national and international levels, alongside a critical focus on global political economy of development, and social justice.

She holds a PhD in International Development (Kingston), a Masters in Rural and Regional Resource Planning (Aberdeen), and a Bachelors in Agricultural Science (Dublin). Her recent research has focused on Political Economy Analysis, livestock development and animal welfare, Impact Assessment in development policy and practice, and research methods in an African Context.

Recent books include: Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid: Beyond the Neoliberal Hegemony (Routledge),  Foreign Aid in an Age of Populism: Political Economy Analysis from Washington to Beijing (Routledge), Women Researching In Africa, (Palgrave Macmillan), Assessing the Impact of Foreign Aid: Value for Money and Aid for Trade (Academic Publishers/Elsevier). She has consulted and volunteered with a wide range of organisations, from international NGOs, multilateral organizations, and government departments, through to farm extensions services and lcaol community based organsations.

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Research interests

Food Security, Food Systems, Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Impact Assesment, Participatory Development, Community Development, Agricultural Extension, Civil society, NGOs and development, Natural Resource Management, Gender, Timor Leste, Bangladesh, Malawi, Uganda, Pacific.

Affiliations

African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)

Development Studies Assocaition of Australia

Institute of Australian Geographers

Teaching interests

International and Community Development incorporating agriculture, food security and sustainable development, Impact Assessment, community and participatory development, cross cultural communication and practice.
 

Units taught

ADH712 Food Security

ADH717 Sustainablility and  Development

ADS715 Cross Cultural Communication and Practice

ADS753 Interantional and Community Development internships

Knowledge areas

Sustainability, Food Security, Political Economy, Rural Livelihoods, Community Engagement and Participatory Development, Agriculture and Rural Development, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Natural Resource Management, Water Resource Management, and the role of NGOs in development, and Animal Welfare.

Professional activities

General:

Co hosted the 2015 African Studies Association of Australasia and New Zealand Annual Conference: http://afsaap.org.au/conference/conference-2015/

Co-Editor of the Australasian Review of African Studies Journal 

Radio:

ABC Radio, Future Tense with Anthony Funnell, Sunday 17th April 2016, podcast, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/aid/7320894
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/whatever-happened-to-foreign-aid/7339494

Consultancy/Voluntary:
Asian Development Bank, Mekong River Commission, Government of India, and NGO sector including local NGOS in Timor Leste and Uganda.

Publications

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2020

Multilateralism and development aid: concepts and practices

Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly, Jonathan Makuwira

(2020), pp. 1-10, Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid: Beyond the Neoliberal Hegemony, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Competing multilateralisms: development aid under scrutiny

Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly, Jonathan Makuwira

(2020), pp. 236-249, Rethinking multilateralism in foreign aid: beyond the neoliberal hegemony, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Multilateralism, global development: unpacking the megatrends

Maxine Kelly, Jonathan Makuwira

(2020), pp. 11-30, Rethinking multilateralism in foreign aid : beyond the neoliberal hegemony, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

A new 'new' multilateralism? The changing space of multilateralism in a contemporary development context

Maxine Kelly, John McKay

(2020), pp. 215-236, Rethinking multilateralism in foreign aid: beyond the neoliberal hegemony, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid Beyond the Neoliberal Hegemony

Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly, Jonathan Makuwira

(2020), A7

edited book
2019

Foreign aid in the age of populism political economy analysis from Washington to Beijing

Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly

(2019), Abingdon, Eng., A1

book

Researching the rural: a Mzungu loose in Africa

M Kelly

(2019), pp. 131-152, Women researching in Africa the impact of gender, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Counterhegemonic food discourses and geographies of food: are we losing the rural?

Maxine Kelly, Sonja Rewhorn

(2019), pp. 117-134, Interdisciplinary unsettlings of place and space: conversations, investigations and research, SIngapore, B1

book chapter
2018

Connecting landscapes and food in Africa: case studies from Ethiopia and Uganda

M Kelly, R Jackson

(2018), pp. 313-328, Routledge handbook of landscape and food, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Food sovereignty

M Kelly

(2018), pp. 475-486, Routledge handbook of landscape and food, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Women Researching in Africa: the impact of gender

Ruth Jackson, M Kelly

(2018), pp. 1-24, Women Researching in Africa: the impact of gender, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Women researching Africa: linking experience to practice

M Kelly, ruth Jackson

(2018), pp. 299-313, Women researching in Africa: the Impact of gender, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Women researching in Africa: The impact of gender

R Jackson, M Kelly

(2018), pp. 1-215, Women Researching in Africa: The Impact of Gender, A7

edited book
2016

Official development assistance and impact assessment, theoretical and practical frameworks

V Jakupec, M Kelly

(2016), pp. 1-16, Assessing the impact of foreign aid: value for money and aid for trade, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Regulatory impact assessment: the forgotten agenda in ODA

V Jakupec, M Kelly

(2016), pp. 95-105, Assessing the impact of foreign aid : value for money and aid for trade, San Diego, B1

book chapter

Impact assessment: from theory to practice

V Jakupec, M Kelly

(2016), pp. 227-237, Assessing the impact of foreign aid : value for money and aid for trade, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Animals in international development: ethics, dilemmas and possibilities

M Kelly

(2016), Vol. 14, pp. 113-132, Ethical issues in poverty alleviation, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Development aid: regulatory impact assessment and conditionality

V Jakupec, M Kelly

(2016), Vol. 34, pp. 319-329, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2015

Conceptualizing Impact Assessment in Foreign Aid

M Kelly

(2015), pp. 17-29, Assessing the Impact of Foreign Aid: Value for Money and Aid for Trade, B1

book chapter

Farmers groups within extension networks in Northern Uganda : inclusive or exclusive?

M Kelly

(2015), pp. 1-17, AFSAAP : Africa : Diversity and Development, Dunedin, New Zealand, E1

conference
2014

Malawi: waving or drowning in the 21st century?

M Kelly

(2014), pp. 114-136, Development in difficult sociopolitical contexts : fragile, failed, pariah, Basingstoke, Eng., B1

book chapter

Mzungu's Work? What role for local NGOs in Northern Uganda

M Kelly

(2014), pp. 1-20, AFSAAP 2013 : African renaissance and Australia : Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the 2013 African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific, Perth, Western Australia, E1

conference
2013

NGOs, Pluralism and Advisory Services-Timor Leste

M Kelly

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 167-181, Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, C1

journal article
2009

CLTS: Lessons learnt from a pilot project in Timor Leste

E Noy, M Kelly

(2009), pp. 1-8, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Sustainable Development and Multisectoral Approaches : Proceedings of the 34th WEDC International Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, E1

conference
2008

Anything new under the sun? Lessons learned from community based natural resource management

M Kelly

(2008), pp. 184-197, Community Development and Ecology : engaging ecological sustainability through community development, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2007

Own-poverty evaluation network an open approach to poverty assessment and monitoring for sustainable pro-poor development

J Remenyi, M Kelly

(2007), pp. 104-116, In poverty, poverty alleviation and social disadvantage : analysis, case studies and policies, New Delhi, India, B1-1

book chapter
2006

Conflict resolution and policy making mediation in the Mekong River Basin

M Buxton, J Martin, M Kelly

(2006), Vol. 41, pp. 26-32, Just policy, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal article

Conflict resolution and sustainable water use in the Mekong River Basin

M Buxton, J Martin, M Kelly

(2006), pp. 191-203, Community development in a global risk society : conference proceedings : proceedings of a conference held in Melbourne 20 - 22 April 2006, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2005

Australia`s box - ironbark forests and woodlands : saving the fragments of a threatened ecosystem

M Kelly, D Mercer

(2005), Vol. 36, pp. 19-37, Australian geographer, London, England, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

IKEA Foundation Research Scholarships

A/Prof Phil Connors, Prof Matthew Clarke, A/Prof Max Kelly

  • 2017: $153,046

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Way Alege

Thesis entitled: Reconciling development interventions and communities' vital concerns in Ituri Province

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2018

Timothy Sutherland Budge

Thesis entitled: Creating Change in Informal Settlements in Southern Africa

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2016

Evelyn Noy

Thesis entitled: Aid in Post-Conflict States: The Relief-Development Relationship

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2014

Helen Mary Dalton

Thesis entitled: Still struggling: market-based approaches to poverty alleviation in rural Timor-Leste

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2011

Ruth Jackson

Thesis entitled: (Un)safe Routes: Maternal Mortality and Ethiopia's Development Agenda

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2019

Leanne Kelly

Thesis entitled: What's the point? Program evaluation in small community development NGOs

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Murray Boardman

Thesis entitled: Exploring quality in the implementation of development projects: Insights from development NGOs

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2016

Janis Adeline Koolmatrie

Thesis entitled: The Social Impact of Gambling in Victorian Koorie Communities

Master of Arts, Institute of Koorie Education.

Kate Neely

Thesis entitled: Developing A Systems Understanding of Rural Water Supply in Timor-Leste

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2015

Luke Bearup

Thesis entitled: Trafficking and Protection: Theorising Reintegration and Defining Success

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2013

Kim Dunphy

Thesis entitled: The role of arts in social change in Timor-Leste

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2008

Maria Schmidt

Thesis entitled: Small-scale Irrigators, Pastoral Livelihood Diversification and Poverty Alleviation in Kenya

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies