I am a writer and researcher based in Hobart, Tasmania. I work on climate change, sustainability and wellbeing issues, and specialise in community-led, co-created approaches for social and environmental wellbeing, in particular a Latin American concept called Buen Vivir (the Good Life).
With my other hats, I hold an Adjunct Research Fellow position at Swinburne University’s Centre for Social Impact, and I have recently joined the esteemed panel of systems change experts on the advisory panel of the Systems Change Alliance*.
I have had a passion for environmental and social issues since I was young, and I have focused the past 14 years on social and environmental change. I hold a PhD in Law and Business from Swinburne University’s Centre for Social Impact, after working as a sustainability consultant, and completing a Master’s in International Law and International Relations from the University of New South Wales.
My other passion – writing – has been with me since I was a child. Now I’m enjoying combining my passions to write and research vital environmental and social issues that involve us all.
As a result of my doctoral research, I developed a framework for Buen Vivir and its related community principles laid out in my book. The framework for Buen Vivir can be used as a co-constructive community tool for social and environmental wellbeing. If you are interested in how this could be implemented in your community or local government, please contact me.
I can offer sustainability, climate change, and community development research and consulting services. I am always open to discussion consulting, education, collaboration, or publication opportunities. Please get in touch with me here.
*All of the views, writing and research on this website are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of either of these organisations unless stated.