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PhD Candidate in Language & Literacy Education, University of Melbourne

I'm an education and development specialist with nine years of experience working as a teacher, researcher and consultant. I'm currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. I'm exploring the literacy practices of out-of-school children in Ghana, using participatory visual research to follow ten children as they transition through a Complementary Basic Education program into formal schooling. Formally, 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 and UNICEF on a range of education projects from digital language assessment to the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children. I run, drink tea and search for NFL jerseys when travelling.

Experience

  • 2010–present
    Managing Director, WhyDev
  • 2013–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne
  • 2013–2014
    Director of Venture Support, StartSomeGood
  • 2011–2012
    Education Officer, UNICEF Ghana

Education

  • 2010 
    University of NSW, MA Development Studies
  • 2008 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Teaching
  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (Honours I)

Publications

  • 2011
    Assessment and standards for graduate outcomes, Asian Social Science
  • 2011
    Graduate skills in business learning, Asian Social Science
  • 2008
    Integrating academic literacy skills in an elective intermediate accounting subject, Asian Social Science