I am an associate certified professional member, and state manager for QLD, of the Australian Library and Information Association (AALIA CP), and a current committee member of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS).


As outlined below I have completed both a BA (Hons) in Philosophy at an undergraduate level and a Master of Information Management.


Professionally, I have an extensive library and information science industry knowledge, project management, stakeholder engagement, communication, and critical thinking skillset.  Through my public library service and academic programs, I have developed a strong reference skillset in primary and secondary research, data management, scholarly communication, and information management.  I have many years of retail management experience, previous to my move into the information sector, which required a customer-focused and client-centered approach to my work.


There is also a charitable cause that is close to my heart.  I founded and run a registered charity called The Sleigh Bell Foundation.  This charity aims to provide support during the Christmas period for disadvantaged families on the Sunshine Coast, QLD (www.thesleighbellfoundation.com).


Research Management 

 - ERA preparation

 - EI assessment 

 - Research data management 

 - Scholarly communication / publishing​

Open Access, scholarly publishing, and LIS advocacy

Research outputs, societal impact, innovation and knowledge transfer

Traditional bibliometrics, altmetrics and grant application


RMIT University

Grad. Cert. Information Management

2002 - 2005

Lancaster University

BA (Hons) Philosophy


RMIT University

Master of Information Management 

Research collaboration

Include, but are not limited to:

2017 Jean Hagger Research Award

Awarded to the student who receives the highest mark in the Information Management Research Project

RMIT 2017: Vice Chancellor's List Award

Awarded for finishing in the top two per cent of RMIT higher education students in 2017



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