I am the partnership facilitator at the Coffs Harbour Campus of Southern Cross University and provide the link between the academic and the outside world. My background is in law and have worked for both corporate law firms (Melbourne) and law centres (London). I spent 8 years working in England before a seven year stint in Central America managing community development and human rights projects in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. I have been in post for three years now and enjoy the challenges of this role. I also work as part of the RISIR team, the multi -disciplinary research network based at the Coffs Harbour Campus where I broker and facilitate research project partnerships.