Dana has undertaken various research and teaching roles with the University of Queensland since 2004.
Dana has a strong theoretical background in social sciences, complemented with over 20 years practical experience in the fields of community consultation and partnerships, agricultural extension, environmental education, national park interpretation and natural resource management. Each year, Dana coordinates and teaches a university course on Stakeholder Engagement in rangeland management.
Prior to her PhD, Dana was the Queensland state-wide coordinator for Extension for weeds and feral animals Land Protection section, Department of Natural Resources and Water. Prior to this she was a Regional Interpretation Officer with the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service, worked for environmental conservation groups such as Moreton Island Protection Committee and had managerial positions with Binna Burra Lodge, at eco-tourism lodges at Carnarvon and in the Gold Coast hinterland.
Membership of professional societies:
- Australasian-Pacific Extension Network
- Action Learning, Action Research and Process Management
- Rangelands Australia
- IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation)
- Environment Institute of Australia
- Society for Learning, Australia
Research Interests: social learning, participatory action research, participatory local governance, evaluation.
Book chapters and booklets
Kelly D. 2001 Community consultation in Australian rangelands. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation report. No. 01/118 Project No QDL-2A. ISBN 1440-6845
McCartney F. Ross H. King C. & Kelly D. 2005 Raising the Profile: Celebrating Darling Downs women and Natural Resource Management The State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines - QNRM05455) ISBN 1-74172-018-4
Caughley J., Bomford M., Parker B., Sinclair R., Griffiths J. & Kelly D. 1998 Managing Vertebrate Pests: Rodents Australian Government Publishing Service ISBN 0-642-28379-6
Hart Q. & Kelly D. 1996 Best practice extension in pest management in Parkes J., Henzell R. & Pickles G. Managing Vertebrate Pests: Feral Goats Australian Government Publishing Service ISBN 0-644-35846-7
Hart Q. & Kelly D. 1996 Best practice extension in pest management in Choquenot D., McIlroy J. & Korn T. Managing Vertebrate Pests: Feral Pigs Australian Government Publishing Service ISBN 0-644-35846-7
Thompson, J. Riethmuller, J. Kelly, D. Miller, E. & Scanlan, J. 2002 Feral goats in southwestern Queensland: a permanent component of grazing lands. The Rangeland Journal Vol 24(2), 2002. pp. 268-287
Kelly D. M. 2005 Dangers of the market discourse: for partnerships in natural resource management. International conference on Engaging Communities - an initiative of the United Nations and the Queensland State Government of Australia (Multi-stakeholder partnerships – the role of the market and private sector), August 2005 Brisbane.
Kelly D. M. 2001 Where does the power lie? Landholders perspectives about community participation in land management programs. Shifting Camp, Rangelands Society Conference, Western Australia.
Kelly D. M. 1997 Learning by doing - a case study linking action learning to adaptive management principles. Australian Pacific Extension Network Conference, Albury-Wodonga.
King C., Kelly D. & McIntosh, F. 1997 Future directions for extension: A participatory learning process for Professional Extension Development (PED). Australian Pacific Extension Network Conference, Albury-Wodonga.
Kelly D. M. 1997 Learning by doing in feral animal management. Presentation at Vertebrate Pest Conference, Western Australia, 1997.
Kelly D., Cuthill M., Brown V., Ross H. & Byrne T. 2006 Synthesising Policy Options: Discussion paper for CVCB UQ Boilerhouse Publications, Ipswich Queensland www.uq.edu.au/boilerhouse
Kelly D. M. 2005 Power and participation – participatory resource management in south-western Queensland PhD Thesis, School of Resources Environment and Society, Australian National University.
Thompson J., Riethmuller J., Kelly D., Boyd-Law S. & Miller E. 1998 Feral Goat Management in South West Queensland, Technical report to Bureau of Resource Sciences.
Kelly D. 1996 Information and media in the field in: Mouse Plague Report: strychnine aerial baiting Dalby-Goondiwindi (1996). Department of Natural Resources technical report. (This project won a Premier’s Award for Excellence regarding Services to Rural and Regional Queensland.)