Lisa Andersen, Program Manager
Lisa is responsible for the overall direction, management, quality and activities of UTS Shopfront - Australia’s longest running, cross-faculty community engagement program. She also supervises and manages a range of research and community-based projects through student coursework projects and internships.
Lisa was a founding staff member of Shopfront in 1996, but has also worked in and researched extensively in the creative and cultural industries including as Research Manager at the national industry development program, Creative Industries Innovation Centre, as Senior Researcher on the Australian Research Council’s CAMRA cultural mapping in regional Australia project, and as Manager of the Empty Spaces Project that facilitated ‘meanwhile’ creative and community uses for empty shops and buildings in Australia.
Her books include Creative Business in Australia (UTS ePress 2015), All Culture is Local (UTS ePress, 2013) and Making Meaning, Making Money: directions for arts and cultural industries in The Creative Age (Cambridge Scholars Press 2008).
In 2014 Lisa received a National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and in 2005 she was co-winner of a National Award for University Teaching for the ‘provision of education services to the community’. In 2016 she was co-winner, with the Shopfront team, of the UTS Vice Chancellor’s Social Justice/Human Rights Award.
T: 02 9514 2902
Margaret Malone, Managing Editor, Gateways
Margaret is responsible for every aspect of the Gateways journal’s editorial process, from initial submission of a manuscript to design and publication, ensuring research and writing excellence in each volume. Margaret also works with the Editorial Committee and the journal's publisher UTS ePress to ensure the journal is at the forefront of best-practice ethical and open access publishing. As part of Gateways’ mission to widen participation in the dissemination of engaged research, Margaret has mentored numerous emerging academics, and she is currently piloting an Author+Editor mentoring program for historically and geographically underrepresented scholars. Her publications include the book All Culture is Local (co-edited with Lisa Andersen, UTS ePress, 2013), and 'Having the Conversation' (co-authored with Lisa Andersen, By-Roads and Hidden Treasures, UWAP, 2015). In 2016 she was co-winner, with the Shopfront team, of the UTS Vice Chancellor’s Social Justice/Human Rights Award.
T: 02 9514 2900
Ruby Wawn, Student Engagement Officer
Ruby has joined the Shopfront team as the Student Engagement Officer. She is responsible for facilitating student engagement with the UTS SOUL Award, coordinating volunteer listings, overseeing SOUL volunteering work, and helping out with the administration of Shopfront.
T: 02 9514 2918
Tom Wilson, Operations Manager
Tom supports the effective operations of the Shopfront program through the efficient meeting of day-to-day functioning and administrative needs. He also contributes to the Community Coursework Projects and UTS SOUL Award. Tom has a background of Design and Sustainability, with experience working in various community development roles.
T: 02 9514 2905
Claire Pettigrew, Workshop Facilitator
Claire is responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of skill development workshops for the UTS SOUL Award. Claire has also worked in community organising and adult education, and as a youth arts worker, working across many social justice issues and projects.
Rachel Bertram, Special Projects Officer
Rachel is Shopfront's Business Coursework Coordinator. She also works with Shopfront conducting sector research, as well as assisting with program evaluation. She has previously worked with various not-for-profit and public sector organisations in strategy development, social impact assessment and leadership coaching; and currently lectures for the 'Masters of Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise' program at UTS Business School.
T: 9514 2900
Amy Grady, Communications Officer
Amy contributes to Shopfront's communication strategies by writing articles, creating marketing content and maintaining social media channels.
T: 9514 2904
Kate Dilanchian, Design Coursework Coordinator
Kate is part of the Shopfront team as the Design Coursework Coordinator overseeing the relationships with 30+ community organisations and the live projects undertaken by 160+ students in the UTS Socially Responsive Design program. In the course of her years as a practising designer and design educator, she has been evolving, refining and applying, human-centred techniques to all her work, and believes that collaboration is the key to any successful outcome. She has received awards from the Art Directors Club of New York, Graphic Design: USA, and the Type Directors Club. Kate has also held both NSW Chairman and Vice Chairman positions with the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA).