Education and Educating

I have been working to support people, organisations and communities through facilitation, coaching, training and development most of my adult life.

For the past 10 years I have also worked in tertiary education including the Design and Creative Technologies Faculty of AUT University (Colab) (2011 – 2017), Media Design School (2015) and Manukau Institute of Technology School of Business (2008 – 2011). I have also guest lectured, ran workshops and appeared on panels in Massey University, Waikato University, RMIT University Melbourne

Subject areas:

21st century place making and community development; organisational development;  21st century business;  entrepreneurship and innovation; sustainable development; participatory research methods, collaboration, spirit of place; community applications of emerging technology – especially geo-locative and augmented reality applications; immersive storytelling; immersive and emerging trends in branding; creative technologies capacity building;  digital social innovation; place practice; transdisciplinary practice;

Formal Qualifications:

2011 -2015: PhD – Creative Technologies, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, AUT University, Auckland NZ

2005-2007: MSc Organisational Development and Consultancy (Distinction) Sheffield Business School, UK (Class Prize for Academic Excellence)

1989 – 1992: Bachelor of Arts – Education & Political Studies – University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Awards and Scholarships

2015: Deans Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research. Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, AUT

2015: Fulbright Travel Award, Fulbright Foundation NZ

2012-2013: Colab Scholarship, AUT University

2011: Interdisciplinary Unit Scholarship, Colab, AUT University

Additional Training:

Team and Organisational Supervision
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (to Master Practitioner Level)
Accelerated Learning
Process Work/Process Oriented Psychology
Group Dynamics & Conflict Facilitation
Subject Object Interviewing
Action Inquiry
Social Complexity Facilitation (Cynefin Framework)
Appreciative Inquiry
CTT Values Training