I’ve travelled a number of career paths in my time: performing artist, social housing policy manager, complimentary medicine practitioner, arts bureaucrat, management consultant…and so the list goes on. While my mother views this as a somewhat schizophrenic journey, I’m able to join the dots well enough to recognise the parts of myself that these choices have developed/ nurtured, and which, in turn, now fire the engines of CV.

Over the years I have continued to develop my writing practice and in 2013 I won the non-fiction category of the City of Melbourne’s Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Prize for my work Two Little Dickie Birds. I was also fortunate enough to have been awarded a Varuna writing fellowship to continue work on my first manuscript.

In the spirit of life-long learning, I’m currently undertaking a  PhD at the Centre for Workplace Leadership within the Faculty of Business & Economics at Melbourne University. My research focuses on the role of ‘bodies’ in leadership, specifically how physical illness can affect the way executives see themselves as leaders and how the experience of illness affects leadership practice.