About me

Started at UNSW: January 2017

Main responsibilities with UNSW Sport: Support the social inclusion work of Student Life & Communities in particular the engagement of elite athletes from rural and regional areas to UNSW programs. Raise the education aspirations of students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds within partner schools in Sydney and regional NSW and provide regional athletes with an entry point to study at UNSW. Focus on future student education and awareness, identification of sport talent and, recommendations for sports scholarships and the identification and establishment of regional hubs and partnerships in regional and remote NSW.

Skills: 
•    Rapport building with students
•    Design and implementation of sports student engagement programs
•    Stakeholder management both external and internal at UNSW
•    Collaboration
•    Communication

Professional background: 
•    10 years’ experience designing and delivering student engagement programs in Tertiary
•    University sport- 15 Eastern and Australian University Games
•    Sports community outreach-  5 years leading students to Cambodia to implement sporting programs to disadvantage students
•    Elite Athlete contact
•    Manage partnership with State and National sporting organisations in the provision of experiences and qualifications to students

Most enjoyable part of working for UNSW Sport:
•    Working directly with students to support them in achieving their sports and academic goals
•    Working on community outreach programs, harnessing the power of sport to both engage and inspire young individuals

Hobbies outside of sport: 
•    Running
•    Reading
•    Spending time at the beach

Favourite athletes: 
•    Jim Walmsley
•    Roger Federer
•    Bethany Hamilton

Favourite teams: 
•    Wallabies
•    Women’s Rugby 7’s
•    Waratahs

Sporting predictions for 2020: 
•    10 or more gold medals for Australia at the Tokyo Olympics
•    Women’s Australian cricket team to win T20 World Cup
•    Roosters to win NRL Premiership

Something you don’t know about me: I run ultra-marathons