As a social scientist and critical partner,  I work with leaders and teams to identify and deliver solutions to the challenges they face in developing themselves and their organisations.

Trained as an anthropologist, I have a passion for understanding the ways in which people think, behave and make sense of the world.   My approach is holistic, comparative, and as a process helps to change cultural patterns to deliver new outcomes and impact.

During the past decade I have held research and advisory positions in the University sector, led multidisciplinary partnerships and pioneered novel and effective approaches to strategizing, facilitating and evaluating change
initiatives on behalf of a diverse range of clients and partners including the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Indonesian Institute for Sciences, National and
Regional government departments and agencies, NGOs and arts organisations a in the UK, Australia, and the Asia Pacific region.

University of Queensland

I am currently an adjunct senior researcher at the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland, and a widely published scholar on a range of topics that include security, interdisciplinary and innovation, and the cross cultural design and use of digital technologies for use in education, development and conflict prevention.

As the Director of the Global Scholars Programme at the University of Queensland I led a flagship initiative to develop and motivate future change makers and furnish them with the tools and understanding to tackle major global challenges.

Current and recent roles



Languages: I speak Indonesian and Tok Pisin and get by in French.

Current projects include effective approaches to mapping, cultivating and strengthening governance networks in line with the goals of SDG16 – ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ – as the foundation to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and examining the implications for cross sectoral collaboration and interdependency in global systems in the wake of the global pandemic.