Ellis brings a broad skillset in qualitative research to Sustineo, with a focus on development, rural livelihood, and Indigenous resource management. Ellis’ role with Sustineo includes research evaluation and design, field data collection, qualitative analysis and supporting the broader Sustineo team across a range of research and business development tasks. Ellis’ interest in rural development has been shaped through his experience working in Cambodia on a range of NGO, advocacy, and academic projects.
Ellis has experience working for the Australian Council for International Development as a Policy and Advocacy Officer where he undertook research on Australian NGOs’ climate adaptation work in the Pacific and new blended financing strategies for NGOs working in international development. He also has experience engaging in literature reviews and situational analysis.
Ellis has recently graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Development Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce. His thesis explored the social and environmental impacts of economic land concessions on rural livelihoods in Cambodia. His university and research experiences have enhanced his understanding of, and interest in, social science, sustainability and qualitative research methods.