I am the National Manager, Career Education for myfuture.edu.au, Australia’s national career education platform. Prior to this role I led the career development training programs from careerED Academy. I have also been a careers and employability educator at several universities, leading the development of a range of services and programs in and alongside the curriculum and contributing to the development of institution-wide career, employability, and work-integrated learning strategies and frameworks. I am recognised as a leader in the field of career development and employability.
I hold a PhD in careers and employability learning and my research has been published in leading international journals and edited collections.
PhD, careers and employability learning
University of Southern Queensland
Grad. Cert. Career Development and Education, 2015
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Grad. Cert. Education, 2014
B.A. Hons, History, 2006
University of Waikato
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I have been working in higher education careers and employability since 2012. Prior to that, I was an English language and academic skills teacher for about six years. I’ve always enjoyed helping people express themselves through language.
As much as I enjoy my work now, my favourite job will always be looking after Browsers Quality Secondhand Books on the weekends and evenings during my undergraduate years.
Leading a team of employer engagement specialists to deliver a range of services and programs designed to enhance the employability, graduate outcomes, and entrepreneurial mindset of USQ students.
Collaborating with academics to incorporate careers and employability learning into the curricula of degree programs
Developed a comprehensive career education curriculum in support of Career Ready Advantage, a major institution-wide employability initiative.
Collaborated with academics to incorporate careers and employability learning into the curricula of degree programs.
Wrote and led the publication of Explore, Experience, Engage, a workbook to support students’ careers and employability learning.
Led the development and delivery of Career Passport, a blended careers and employability learning program delivered to more than 200 students per trimester.