Have been working in and with Service Design and Sustainability for about 8 years. I first started exploring social innovation and design when doing m Masters thesis that looked at how design can enable community and grassroots models of sharing. I relocated to Melbourne to be the coordinator of Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, here I led numerous projects and workshops that explored possible sustainable futures for Victoria. Working with many local councils, design companies, universities and government agencies to create scenarios, university-led design projects for students and professional designers. Believing that change will take place at the local level I returned to Sydney and am currently Program Manager at the Watershed (soon to be Green Living Centre) a partnership between Marrickville and Sydney City Councils that aims to inspire and enable local sustainable lifestyles within the Newtown area. I have taught / mentored students in service design, distributed systems and urban sustainability at UTS, University of Melbourne, RMIT, Swinburne Universities.I am a founding member of the Service Design Network in Melbourne.
Sustainability and environment
service design, public service innovation, urban innovation, community engagement, placemaking, eductaion,
Facilitator and team leader
education, workshop design, service design, design thinking, strategic design,