Melbourne, Australia for now, back to UK early 2020
What are your top professional skills?
Research, writing, public speaking, training. Knowledge of the menstrual cycle, menopause, and biological cycles more broadly, and related impact on work and career.
What kinds of management education and development services are you involved in?
wellbeing at work; gender & biology at work; marginalised areas of health & safety
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
education, networking, social, inspiration, collegiate discussion/debate, collaboration, personal development
Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
What kind of person are you?
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
I’m a writer, researcher and organisational consultant, and the author of several books on personal development. I’m currently based in Melbourne where I’m in the final year of a PhD in the Department of Management at Monash University Business School, investigating two contemporary innovations: the menstrual workplace policy and the menstrual cup. Prior to this I did a two-year full-time large-scale study on the lived experience of menstruation and menopause, in school and workplace contexts. I also consult and do research in partnership with other academics and institutions on this and broader matters concerning women at work. Recently I’ve worked on projects on health and safety for international women workers; menstrual product needs in indigenous populations; and violence and abuse towards Australian schoolteachers. I’m currently doing a review for the U.N. on the intersections of gender, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and human rights in global research. I'm in the process of developing an organisational consultancy with partners in the UK.
What I’d like from the AMED network is…
Feedback on my work (see article in Winter 2018 e-O&P). Connections with like-minded people in the organisational education and development world. Networking to help with my upcoming return to the UK after 7 years doing research in Australia.