Evelyn is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Batchelor Institute, in the Division of Further Education. She is based at the Desert Peoples Centre in Alice Springs. Evelyn has many years of experience in Indigenous Education and currently plays a leadership role in training Indigenous teaching staff in schools in Central Australia.
Harold Furber is an Arrernte man and an Elder in Residence at Batchelor Institute. He is a consultant to the Arrernte Language Office and in this role provides guidance and advice to CALL projects in Central Australia.
Robyn is an IRC Fellow at Batchelor Institute, with research interests in the area of Aboriginal English, Identity & Culture, Both-ways philosophy and practice, and Indigenous tertiary education. Robyn has contributed enormously to the development of Both-Ways philosophies and practices at Batchelor Institute.
Dr Nicoletta Romeo
Nicoletta Romeo lectures in the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics at Batchelor Institute. She has wide ranging interests in languages and linguistics, including linguistic studies in Australian Indigenous languages, English, Italian and Burmese.
Paola Fischer is a lecturer for the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics at Batchelor Institute. She was awarded a Masters degree in Romance Languages and Cultural Anthropology in Germany in 2007. Since moving to Australia, her attention has been focused on Indigenous languages and culture. As an anthropologist and linguist, she has been working with custodians and language workers pursuing her passion for cultural and language maintenance.
As a lecturer in linguistics, she trains Indigenous students to acquire the right tools to maintain and revitalise their languages whilst achieving a formal qualification in linguistics that will allow them to engage with the work of others in this field, and take part in current debates in linguistics.
Dr Jurg Bronnimann
Jurg Bronnimann is the Head of School, Higher Education, Teaching and Learning at Batchelor Institute and a member of the Batchelor executive team. He has a background in language teaching and research, and educational leadership.
Dr Michele Willsher
Michele is Academic Support Advisor in the Division of Higher Education and Research at Batchelor Institute. She has an extensive background in languages and linguistics, including her experience working in a bilingual school at Lajamanu (1983-1987) and learning Warlpiri during that time. Michele's interest in languages extends to Lao and Chinese, where she has lived and worked in educational settings. Michele's has postgraduate qualifications in applied linguistics and language education and she has an ongoing professional interest in the teaching of Indigenous languages as the mother tongue in early childhood contexts.
Janine Oldfield is an education lecturer in the Batchelor Institute Teacher Education (primary and early childhood) program. She has been with Batchelor since 2001 in VET, adult education and teacher education programs. Her research interests lie in Applied Linguistics, Critical Language Planning and Policy studies and Indigenous Bilingual Education.