Dr Charlotte Scarf
|Qualifications: BEc (Hons) Political Economy, USyd
MA Virtual Communication, RMIT, PhD International Studies, RMIT
Charlotte Scarf is a lecturer in the Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. Her research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary in character, spanning the fields of development studies, political science, media and communication. Her academic work has been centrally concerned with the use of information and communication technologies to support knowledge sharing and learning in international and community development. This includes a major study on the politics of inclusion and exclusion affecting participation in donor-funded online networks for which she conducted fieldwork in Southern Africa, South Asia and South America. Her current research interests include the political use and impact of social media, corporate responsibility and social entrepreneurship in development, global citizenship, international education, work-integrated learning and service learning.
Teaching and Service Responsibilities
Unit of study coordination and teaching:
- HSBH3012: FHS Abroad, UG
- HSBH5001: FHS Abroad, PG
- HSBH3009: International Health Project
Honours and higher degrees research supervision
- Scarf, C. (forthcoming 2012) Using ICT to Strengthen the Voices of the Poor Without Asking Who Will Listen, International Journal of E-Politics, Special Issue: The Politics of ICT for Development.
- Badenhorst A. and Scarf, C. (2011) Strengthening Local Action to Support Knowledge-Based Development, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2(3): 316-333.
- Badenhorst, A. and Scarf, C. (2010) ‘Local Action for Knowledge-Based Urban Development: Learning from Melbourne’s North’, Proceedings from Knowledge Cities World Summit, Melbourne, Nov 16–19.
- Shepherd, C. and Scarf, C. (2006) Seeing is Believing: The Visual Politics of Development and Resource Management, Visual Anthropology, 19(3): 275-294.
- Scarf, C. (2005) ‘Knowledge Networks for Development: Towards a new conceptual framework’, Proceedings of the Community Informatics Research Network Conference, Prato, September 28 – October 2.
- Singh, S., Scarf, C. and Coate, B. (2004) ‘Building Research Culture: A Formative Evaluation of the Business Research Interns Seminar Series’, Proceedings from the International Conference on Computers in Education, Melbourne, Nov 30 – Dec 3.
- Scarf, C., and Hutchinson, K. (2003) ‘Knowledge Networks for Development: A Participatory Design Approach’, Proceedings from the International Conference on the Convergence of Knowledge, Culture, Language and Information Technologies, Alexandria, Dec 2–6.