Special Guest Speakers
Dr Rajesh Koppula PhD, MA (HRDEd), BEd, BTh, BA, BPh
Director, Corrections Project – Batchelor Institute
Dr Rajesh (Raj) Koppula currently manages corrections project in NT. Raj has 20 years of teaching and senior level management experience in India and Australia. After portraying the role of a Principal at Heralds High School, Hyderabad (India), Raj immigrated to Australia in 2010. Since arrival, Raj gained experience of working in the remote Aboriginal communities of East Kimberley, Western Australia and Top End remote Aboriginal communities of Northern Territory and Immigration Detention Centres in Darwin (Berrimah). Prior to taking the role of Director, Corrections Project, Raj also worked as Senior Lecturer, Corrections Project, Batchelor Institute at Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC). Raj had a stint as an Industry Vocational Education and Training Officer (NTDCS) at DCC. Raj has strong expertise in building and managing new projects, exploring new employment and education opportunities along with professional development background, and in the strategic policy development and implementation, monitoring, analysing and evaluating change management process.
Raj is passionate about working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and working on various projects to enhance the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and particular interest in chalking out strategies to reduce the recidivism in Northern Territory of Australia.