ALARA Board

Members of the Action Learning, Action Research Association Ltd (ALARA) Board are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting, as are members of the Committees Group (see below). Here are the current Board members.

You can contact individual members of the Board via their Member page (you need to be a financial member to access these pages), via ALARA's secretary (secretary [at] alarassociation.org), or the email addresses listed against specific members.

President     (Email: president [at] alarassociation.org)
Colin Bradley   (since 2010)
Sydney, Australia

Member page

Colin joined ALARA in 1993, from when he sat in the back seats until assisting the Management Committee on its Strategic Plan in 2009, before being elected as President. He runs his own Organisational Change, Organisational Development and Human Resources Management consultancy, Change Actions. Colin's vision for ALARA is that it is the primary source of information, support and networking in the Action Learning / Action Research community.

Vice-President Australasia
Dr Chivonne Algeo   (since 2018)
Sydney, Australia

Member page

Chivonne joined ALARA in 2011 is an Associate Professor at Monash University where she embeds action learning and action research approaches into the courses she develops and delivers. Chivonne completed a PhD on acquiring and exchanging project knowledge inspired by her work as a project manager across a range of sectors for corporates, government and other organisations in Indo-Asia and Australasia. Her evidence-based and transformative approach has been recognised with university awards and numerous research grants.

Vice-President International     (Email: vp-intl [at] alarassociation.org)
Dr Emmanuel Tetteh   (since 2013)
New York, USA

Member page

Dr. Tetteh joined ALARA in 2013 and was elected as International Vice President at the national conference in Brisbane. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. He is a professor of the Doctor of Public Administration and Nonprofit Leadership program in the School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. He is also an adjunct professor at Metropolitan College of New York and The College of New Rochelle. He is also the founder/president of The Center for Communal Photosynthesis Research, Inc. His vision is to use marketing efforts to advance ALARA’s vested interests and membership within the USA and around the world.

Treasurer
Dr John Molineux   (since 2008)
Melbourne, Australia

Member page

John is currently an academic at Deakin University teaching Human Resource Management to MBA students and conducting research relevant to HR practitioners. He completed an action research PhD thesis in 2005 and used action research processes in his previous career in HRM. Since 2008, John has served ALARA as Treasurer.

  Company Secretary     
Andrew Cook   (since 2018)
Adelaide, Australia

Member page

Andrew has 30 years' experience in the insurance industry working for both insurers and brokers, and is currently principal of an insurance broker. He has conducted an AR/AL project within his own organisation leading to the award of a Masters of Management from the Australian Institute of Business (AIB). I am currently the chair of ethics for the AIB and consult as a facilitator to the Global Centre of Work Applied Learning in their Work Applied Learning program, which focuses upon action learning and reflective practice.

Committees Group

Vice-President Australasia - Australasia Events
Dr Chivonne Algeo   (since 2018)
Sydney, Australia

Member page

See above

Vice-President International - International Events, including the World Congresses    (Email: vp-intl [at] alarassociation.org)
Dr Emmanuel Tetteh   (since 2013)
New York, USA

Member page

See above

  Membership Co-ordinator
(currently vacant)
 
  Web Services Co-ordinator
(currently vacant)
 
  Administration Secretary     (Email: secretary [at] alarassociation.org)
(currently vacant)

 

 

  Marketing Co-ordinator
(currently vacant)
 
Publications Co-ordinator
Dr Tomé Mapotse   (since 2016)
Pretoria, South Africa

Member page

Prof Dr TA Mapotse joined ALARA in 2016 as a Stream Coordinator and in 2017 he was elected as Publication Coordinator to date. Prof Mapotse is an Electrical Engineer, specializes in Technology Education (TE) and completed his doctorate by empowering TE teachers in applying Action Research/Action Learning methodologies. He is affiliated to University of South Africa (Unisa) in the College of Education and attached to the Department of Science and Technology Education. His field of interest is Community Engagement (CE) with TE teachers nationally using AR approaches, that has helped to coin a new definition of CE and develop a new theory – Technology Education Cascading Theory. His new role as ALARA Publication Coordinator will help in enlisting the association journal in most prestigious search engines and accepted in most countries’ Ministry of Higher Education.

  Streams Co-ordinator
(currently vacant)
 
  
 
  
 

While not a current member of the Management Committee, an important member of the team is the Managing Editor.

Managing Editor     (Email: editor [at] alarassociation.org)
Prof. Mishack T Gumbo   (since 2019)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Professor Mishack T Gumbo’s work as an academic in higher education spans over 22 years. He was in the employ of Vista University from 1996 to 2003 and the University of Pretoria from 2004 to January 2008. He then moved to the University of South Africa in February 2008 to date. He is attached to the Department of Science and Technology Education in the College of Education.

Prof. Gumbo currently leads a community engagement and research project on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Strategic Intervention in partnership with the Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy (MSTA) in Mpumalanga Province. He led two book writing projects about the Africanisation of the curriculum, published by Sun Press in 2016 and Reach in 2017. He played a key role in the writing of another book about research methods and technicalities. He has also contributed chapters to three series on Contemporary Issues in Technology Education, which is published by Springer, and has been invited to contribute to the fourth series which is underway. He has started a book project on the Decolonisation of Technology Education for which he is editor, which will be published in 2019 by Peter Lang. Some of his published work was based on action research. He has supervised, and is currently supervising, doctorate students in action research.

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