ABOUT : Affiliations

World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
The Federation is a UNESCO - partnered International NGO founded in Paris in 1974. Its charter is to encourage and promote the development of futures studies as a transdisciplinary academic and professional field in all parts of the world. WFSF operates as a global network of practicing futurists - researchers, teachers, scholars, policy analysts, activists and others from approximately 60 countries.
My Role:
Rebuilding and expanding the WFSF membership community; broadening the reach of futures studies within the wider academic world; developing introductory courses in futures studies for young people, especially in the less developed countries; creating new research partnerships with a range of organisations and strengthening collaborative relationships with other futures organisations.

Adjunct Professor
Institute for Sustainable Futures
University of Technology, Sydney
The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) is a university research institute that creates change towards sustainable futures by conducting independent project based research for Australian and international clients.
My Role:
Supporting the work of the Institute and encouraging collaboration between the Institute and WFSF.

Visiting Fellow
Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI), SciencesPo, Paris, France
CERI is the largest of the nine Sciences Po research centers. Its partnership with the CNRS was first established in 1967.
My Role:
Undertaking research with a CERI historian on "the history of futures studies", in particular, to liaise with and interview former WFSF Presidents to gain greater understanding of the key role of futures studies in shaping the political thought of the mid-20th Century.

Botin Platform for Innovation in Education, Santander, Spain
The Botín Platform for Innovation in Education produces applied research and studies that create knowledge and promote and disseminate the Foundation´s programme.
My Role:
Representing Australia's contribution to social and emotional education in the second international analysis, which reports on research into the state of play of Social and Emotional Education in Australia, Canada, Finland, Portugal and Singapore.
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Visiting Professor
School for Transformative Leadership, Philosophy Department
Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Palacký University in Olomouc is one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. Drawing on more than 400-year tradition of higher education it is today a renowned centre for teaching and research. The School for Transformative Leadership, based in the Philosophy Department, is funded by the European Social Fund and the Czech Ministry of Education.
My Role:
Advising, consulting and collaboration on projects on higher education and leadership.

Research Fellow
Global Cities Research Institute
RMIT University of Technology and Design, Melbourne, Australia
The Global Cities Research Institute was inaugurated in 2006 to bring together key researchers at RMIT University, Australia, working on understanding the complexity of globalizing urban settings from provincial centres to mega-cities. The research is highly collaborative, linking with institutions and people around the world in long-term partnerships.
My Role:
Major research related to sustainable urban futures, including researching several European cities that are involved with the UN Global Compact Cities Program
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