The Australian National University (2014 – ongoing), Doctorate of Philosophy.
I am keen to understand how to enhance the effectiveness and longevity of public decision making, with a particular interest in the improved integration of sustainable development principles in such decisions. A key area of focus for my research at the Crawford School of Public Policy includes understanding what factors limit or prevent public decision makers in their ability to address complex policy areas, and identifying mechanisms to overcome these.
I was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to undertake my PhD and continue to be supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program.
Monash University (2008- 2010), Master of Commercial Law.
Having not previously studied law, I demonstrated my determination and tenacity for learning new and complex material in earning the requisite high grades to enable articulation of my Graduate Diploma into a Masters Degree, while continuing in full-time employment.
The University of Melbourne (2002-2005), Bachelor of Science with Honours (Botany/Ecology).
My honours research, 'Arsenic & Phosphorus: Bioavailability, Absorption, & Implications for Mine Site Stabilisation', sought to find novel ways to address environmental problems.