Matthew Campbell-Ellis
MCounselling  BA(Hons)  BRegResMgmt  BA(VA)  

Counsellor, Regional Scientist and Educator

  Forster, NSW 2430    0447 070 286      ABN: 6303 750 2401


I am a counsellor, regional scientist and educator. As a counsellor, I specialise in person-centred individual and relationship counselling with a strong background in the education sector, having worked within primary schools through to tertiary institutions.

In my counselling practice I draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy,  Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Family Systems Theory. 

I have knowledge and experience working with people experiencing or that have experienced trauma, loss, grief, anger, domestic violence and abuse, including abuse that occurred in institutional settings. I provide counselling for individuals, couples and families.

As a regional scientist, I have over 15 years of experience working, conducting research and developing public policy centred on natural resources management and the interaction of humans and their environments, including the cultural use of places. During my work as a regional scientist and public policy advisor, I was instrumental in securing conservation outcomes for over 75,000 hectares of the Tarkine wilderness' rainforests in Tasmania.

I have also undertaken post-graduate studies in teaching and learning that have supported my work as an education consultant. I have developed and delivered highly successful and commended learning packages for university students, primary school students as well as adult learners. This work has helped learners develop, amongst other things, life skills, knowledge in Aboriginal cultural heritage and relationship behaviours.


Peer-Reviewed and Other Published Articles and Sample Work

Adaptive Regions, Deliberative Power Spaces and the Sustainable Development Platform Method

(Conference paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International, Canberra, 2011)

Sustainable Development Platform Methods for Constructing Innovation and Managing Common Pool Resources

(Conference paper presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International, Melbourne, 2010)

Overlap in Resource Use Between Commercial and Recreational Rock Lobster Fishers

(poster presented to the Australian National Network in Marine Sciences (ANNiMS) 2nd Conference, Townsville, 2010) 

Rice Grass and Sea Spurge Community-based Control Strategy, Smithton Area, Northwest Tasmania

Tasmania's Tarkine, Community Involvement, and the Sustainable Development Platform Method

(paper presented at the Tarkine Tourism and Heritage Forum, 26-27th Nov 2009, Tall Timbers, Smithton)

The Sustainable Development Platform Method: An Outline

Policy Design for Common Pool Resources Management: Sustainable Development Platform Methods in the Fleurieu Group of Islands, Tasmania

A Review of Community Involvement in the Management of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

H2O20: Sustainably Managing Australia's Water

Learning-based Horizontal Governance and Direct Engagement to Increase Participation in Non-Government Organisations: A case study

Deliberative Democracy in NRM (Waves article)

A multi-sector approach to developing sustainable competitive advantage in the Tarkine

Relations of tree presence and topography to soil moisture levels across a montane valley, Bronte Park, Tasmania

The National Water Initiative and regional development in Tasmania

Extent of Euphorbia paralias in identified Neophema chrysogaster feeding grounds in the APCA

General Interests

Counselling   -   Nature-based Education   -   Cultural Heritage 

Human-ecosystem relationships   -  Innovation and constructed advantage

Sustainable Development Platforms    -   Common Pool Resources

Visual arts   -   Wildness   -   Public policy   -   Deliberative democracy