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Dr Peter Stephenson

Executive Director, Higher Education and Research
C/ Post Office
Batchelor NT, 0845
Tel: (08) 8946 7128


Dr Stephenson is the Executive Director of Higher Education and Research working at the Batchelor Institute (the Institute). He began working at the Institute in 2004 implementing an accredited Environmental Health degree and then went on to lead the development of the Institute’s research strategy and program.

Dr Stephenson has vast experience as an educator, consultant, researcher and program manager. He has previously been a consultant to the United Nations in Fiji and Cambodia and a manager of national research and development programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners. In his current role at the Batchelor Institute, Peter provides strategic leadership and has operational responsibility for the development and implementation of the Institute’s research plan. He is also responsible for ensuring the Institute’s strong contribution to its higher education teaching partnership with Charles Darwin University through the Australian Centre of Indigenous Knowledge’s and Education.

Peter has had strong representation on a range of national grants, boards, committees and panels.  He has had experience being a Chief Investigator on multiple research grants and as a lead and co-researcher on a number of tendered research and evaluative projects commissioned by Commonwealth, state and territory governments and research commissioned by the private sector.

Dr Stephenson is also a member of the following institutes and committees:

Peter’s research interests have been in examining the area where environment and health policy and practice intersect; capacity building in Indigenous communities; and professional education and curriculum development.

Last updated: 29 June 2017
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