Rolf Gerritsen has a doctorate from the Australian National University. He is currently the Research Leader, Central Australia, at Charles Darwin University. Rolf has taught at various universities, the longest period being a decade at ANU in the Graduate Program in Public Policy. He has also worked as Director of the Australian Centre for Regional and Local Government Studies, as a Ministerial staffer and ran his own research consultancy for a number of years. Between 2002 and 2006 he was Director Social/Economic Policy in the Chief Minister’s Department in Darwin. Rolf’s principal research interest is regional development, with a focus on disadvantaged, remote and Indigenous areas. His secondary research area is government policy and service delivery.