Dr. Gabrielle Donnelly

Assistant Professor

Email: gabrielle.donnelly@acadiau.ca or gabrielle.donnelly@gmail.com



  • Communications and Professional Skills
  • Community Program Design
  • Community Development Research Methods
  • Group Facilitation
  • Community Leadership and Social Change
  • International Community Development

Scholarly Interests & Expertise

  • Social creativity, healing, and justice
  • Participatory and relational leadership
  • Facilitation methods
  • Transdisciplinarity, creative inquiry, and complex thought
  • Futures studies

Did you know?


Gabrielle was born in London, England, grew up in Calgary, Alberta and has lived, studied, and worked in Nova Scotia for the past decade.  

She has 8 years of facilitation and teaching experience using methods and models from the Art of Hosting and works on change initiatives with her collaborators at Brave Space.

Gabrielle is the managing editor of World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research and an Associate of the Taos Institute.


EducationPublications & Presentations

For more about Gabrielle visit www.gabrielledonnelly.ca