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 Malone is responsible for every aspect of the journal’s editorial process, from commissioning articles, overseeing the peer review process, through to design and publication and ensures research and writing excellence in each volume. Margaret also works with the Editorial Committee to identify the strategic direction of the journal. As part of Gateways’ mission to widen participation in engaged-research, she has mentored emerging academics and those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. Margaret brings to the journal over 20 years experience in editing and publishing, both here and in England, and is working towards expanding Gateways’ scope and profile.
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
Peta Gilbert, Communications and Events Assistant
Peta assists in the planning of the UTS SOUL Award and other special events. She also contributes to Shopfront's communication strategies by writing articles, creating marketing content, public speaking, and also performing general administrative duties.
T: 02 9514 2905
Claire Pettigrew, Workshop Facilitator
Claire Pettigrew 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 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
Emily Virgona, Project Support Officer
Emily provides ongoing project support as a research co-ordinator of the digitisation and management of Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education & Training Library and Archives. She provides policy and implementation frameworks for ongoing preservation and improved access to this nationally significant collection.
T: 9514 2900