As an urban and regional planner with more than 30 years' experience, I have worked on a diverse range of public and private sector projects in Australia and overseas. I am an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University and a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. I have also been the recipient of various awards for my services to planning and women in the planning profession. I aim to expand my overseas planning experiences seeking to work in multidisciplinary teams on challenging and interesting projects. Because of my skills set I will continue to be a member of advisory boards and committees ensuring that my passion for planning and related topics is kept alive and useful to those seeking innovative ideas and solving difficult problems.