Bagan, Myanmar/Burma

Bagan, Myanmar/Burma

I'm a literacy and education specialist with international experience working as a teacher, researcher, and technical consultant. I'm also the co-founder and Managing Director of WhyDev, and am currently the Manager of the Integration and Evidence Unit in the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Iā€™m also a doctoral candidate the the Melbourne Graduate School of Education exploring the literacies of out-of-school children in northern Ghana.

I've worked for a range of educational organisations committed Education For All, including UNICEF, Plan International, Engineers Without Borders and WhyDev. I've worked in Australia, China, Ghana, Cambodia, and India and have published and presented educational research in a range of peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences. I'm passionate about literacy education, participatory visual research with children, global development, and complementary forms of schooling.

Formerly, I was an Education Officer with UNICEF Ghana, Director of Venture Support for StartSomeGood and Senior Researcher & Project Manager at Macquarie University. I've also been a consultant for Plan International, Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority, Engineers Without Borders and UNICEF on a range of education projects from digital language assessment to the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children. I've also been a sessional lecturer at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education and a teaching associate at Monash University.