School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Dr Jen Cleary is a geographer, with a background spanning vocational and higher education, regional, rural and remote research, development, social services and social policy. She is currently the CEO of Centacare Catholic Country SA (CCCSA), a for purpose organisation providing social services in regional, rural and remote communities in South Australia, across a footprint of some 980,000 km2.
Dr Cleary is a member of the SEGRA (Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia) National Steering Committee; SACOSS Policy Advisory Council and the TAFESA Board. She has led major national research projects with the University of SA; the University of Adelaide and the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre. She continues to write and publish in her areas of interest, including rural, regional and remote social and economic policy, development; governance; and decision-making. Her research strengths are participatory research and community engagement; participatory planning and social impact assessment.
Dr Cleary is recognized nationally and internationally for her expertise and knowledge of rural, regional and remote social and economic development. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of SA
Date Position Institution name 2016 - ongoing Chief Executive Officer Centacare Catholic Country SA 2016 - ongoing Adjunct Associate Professor University of Adelaide 2016 - 2016 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2014 - 2017 Adjunct Associate Professor University of Canberra
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Honour Institute of Australian Geographers Fay Gale Memorial Lecture Institute of Australian Geographers Australia 2015 Research Award Ian Davey Prize University of SA - Runner Up University of South Australia Australia 2015 Research Award Most Outstanding PhD Thesis - Runner Up Regional Science Association International 2015 Research Award PhD Excellence - Finalist South Australian Government Australia
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 University of SA Australia PhD
Year Citation 2020 Cleary, J. (2020). Post COVID-19 in rural, regional and remote Australia. Eureka Street, 30(9), 16-19. 2018 Fordham, A. E., Robinson, G. M., Blackwell, B. D., & Cleary, J. (2018). Contributing to sustainable community livelihoods: corporate social responsibility programmes of resource companies. Rural Society: the journal of research into rural and regional social issues in Australia, 27(3), 1-21.
2018 Fordham, A. E., Robinson, G., Cleary, J., Blackwell, B. D., & van Leeuwen, J. (2018). Use of a multiple capital framework to identify improvements in the CSR strategies of Australian resource companies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 200, 704-730.
DOI Scopus7 WoS5
2017 van Caenegem, W., Cleary, J., & Treguier, L. (2017). The Protection of Origin Marks in China and Japan. Australian Intellectual Property Journal, 27(3), 131-146. 2016 Cleary, J., & Hogan, A. (2016). Localism and decision-making in regional Australia: the power of people like us. Journal of Rural Studies, 48, 33-40.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5
2013 Raymond, C. M., & Cleary, J. (2013). A tool and process that facilitate community capacity building and social learning for natural resource management. Ecology and Society, 18(1), 15 pages.
DOI Scopus18 WoS16
2011 McAllister, R. R. J., Holcombe, S., Davies, J., Cleary, J., Boyle, A., Tremblay, P., . . . Rola-Rubzen, M. F. (2011). Desert networks: A conceptual model for the impact of scarce, variable and patchy resources. Journal of Arid Environments, 75(2), 164-173.
2010 Carson, D., & Cleary, J. (2010). Virtual realities: How remote dwelling populations become more remote over time despite technological improvements. Sustainability, 2(5), 1282-1296.
Year Citation 2017 van Caenegem, W., & Cleary, J. (Eds.) (2017). The Importance of Place: Geographical Indications as a Tool for Local and Regional Development. Springer. 2017 van Caenegem, W., & Cleary, J. (Eds.) (2017). The Importance of Place: Geographical Indications as a Tool for Local and Regional Development. Springer.
Year Citation 2017 Daniell, K., Hogan, A., & Cleary, J. (2017). Breaking Down the ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Approach to Rural and Regional Policy: Enhancing Policy Initiatives through Multi-level Governance. In K. Daniell, & A. Kay (Eds.), Multi-level Governance: Conceptual challenges and case studies from Australia (First ed., pp. 403-428). Canberra: ANU Press. 2017 Cleary, J., & van Caenegem, W. (2017). Mitigating 'One-size-fits-all' Approaches to Australian Agriculture: Is there a case to be made for Geographical Indications?. In W. van Caenegam, & J. Cleary (Eds.), The Importance of Place: Geographical Indications as a Tool for Local and Regional Development (1st ed., pp. 111-145). Cham Switzerland: Springer Nature.
2016 Carson, D., Cleary, J., de la barre, S., Einermann, M., & Marjavaara, R. (2016). New mobilities - new economies? Temporary populations and local innovation capacity in sparsely populated areas. In A. Taylor, D. Carson, P. Ensign, L. Huskey, R. Rasmussen, & G. Saxinger (Eds.), Settlements at the Edge: Remote Human Settlements in Developed Nations (1 ed., pp. 178-206). Cheletenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
2014 Hogan, A., Cleary, J., Lockie, S., Young, M., & Daniell, K. (2014). Localism and the policy goal of securing the socio- economic viability of rural and regional Australia. In A. Hogan, & M. Young (Eds.), Rural and Regional Futures (pp. 260-281). Routledge.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2018 van Caenegem, W., Taylor, M., Cleary, J., & Marshall, B. (2018). Collective Bargaining in the Agricultural Sector. 2016 van Caenegem, W., Cleary, J., & Treguier, L. (2016). Local to global: provenance branding and farmer co-operation for high value export markets. Canberra, ACT: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2018 - ongoing Director TAFESA Board TAFESA Australia 2018 - ongoing Member SACOSS Policy Advisory Council South Australian Council of Social Services Australia 2013 - ongoing Board Member SEGRA National Steering Committee Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia 2009 - ongoing Chair Regional Development Australia Far North REgional Development Australia Far North Australia
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