I am a passionate Geoscientist with interests in structural geology and stratigraphy as applied to sustainable mineral exploration. I am also passionate about science education and communication, leadership and community, and Geotourism.
I have worked as a Geologist across the Lachlan Fold Belt of VIC and NSW in Gold and Copper and I take delight in regional mapping, interpretation of potential fields geophysical data and geological models formed from drill hole data.
I am also currently studying a Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary Science) online. I am curious about how people think and learn and where ideas come from, as well as how power dynamics in a team or classroom can impact the functioning of a team and the motivation of the diverse humans in the team. Questions are important, empowerment is important and everyone deserves ‘aha’ moments.
I am the creator and director of ‘Weekend Geology‘, the home of Geotourism in Victoria. I am also on the board of the ‘Australian Geoparks Network‘. Geotourism is a vehicle through which people can reclaim a connection with nature, a curiosity about rocks and landscapes and an appreciation for the super important role that Earth Science has in our sustainable future.
My values are: Empathy, accountability, curiosity and learning.