I started Brilliant Society to explore ways to better support people thrive in the changing economy through helping people own their learning and talent development.
I am an educator, coach and researcher with a love of expansive learning and helping people recognise and share their unique brilliance.
My background includes studying Humanities (majoring in English Literature – I love my books!), Law (I was obsessed with fairer intellectual property laws to better encourage knowledge sharing and innovation) and Psychology (where I developed an enduring fascination with the amazing capacity of our minds). I’ve worked in research and policy in the university and community sectors, as well as managing projects for some pretty cool clients in web development. I’ve also had some not so great jobs and they’ve been as much a learning experience as the good ones.
My academic research and teaching revolves around learning for the future of work and business. I design and teach subjects in education, innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Technology Sydney and I’m currently doing doctoral research in Education looking at how people learn to be entrepreneurs. I was previously at the University of Sydney Business School analysing the changing nature of work and workforce development. While I was there, I established the Sydney Health and Work Research Network, which brought together experts from Business, Psychology, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences to look at how we can make work more inclusive, healthier and thus more sustainable – this is an area I remain deeply passionate about!
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My work has featured in print media, radio and television.